Ever wonder how the ball gets inside a whistle? We invite you to take a personally guided tour of our factory. American Whistle Corporation is the only manufacturer of metal whistles in the United States. For approximately 45 minutes, we will show you a thriving, small, American manufacturing plant and entertain you with interesting information about whistles. You will see some fascinating machinery – some state-of-the-art, some dating back to the beginning of the company. Best of all – everyone leaves with a shiny new whistle! All ages are welcome on the tour, from pre-schoolers to senior citizens. On the tour you will: * See the factors of production, beginning with the process of manufacturing a whistle from raw material to shipping packaged products to our customers. * See mechanical engineering at work in one-of-a-kind machines designed and built specifically for our exact manufacturing needs. * Learn who buys whistles and why, and how an obscure, yet fundamental product is successfully marketed. Tours are by appointment only, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tours last approximately 45 minutes. The cost is $4 per person. We require a minimum of 15 people or $60 to schedule your own tour. Smaller groups will happily be added to larger, already scheduled groups. Our gift shop is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Items such as whistles, lanyards, rubber safe-t-tips, award whistles, t-shirts, mugs, magnets and more can be purchased for prices ranging from $1 to $20. Some items are also available for purchase on our website, www.americanwhistle.com. To make an appointment for a tour, please call 800-876-2918 ext. 4. American Whistle is located at the north end of Columbus, about 12 miles north of downtown. From I-71 exit at Route 161 and head west towards Worthington. Travel about half a mile down 161, then turn right on Huntley Road.