How Did They Do That?

Ever wonder how the ball gets inside a whistle or how the fi lling gets inside chocolates? Find out the answers on a special behind-thescenes tour designed to reveal the tricks of “how did they do that.”


Lunch | With help from master chefs at The Kitchen, create an Italian lunch party. Prepare a complete meal, and when the table is all set, dig in!

Afternoon | The nation’s oldest peanut butter manufacturer, Krema Nut Company, reveals how nuts have been hand roasted and made into peanut butter for 100 years.

Evening | Spend the afternoon in Old Worthington. Craft your own card at Igloo Letterpress on an antique, hand-operated press. Pick from dozens of scents and hand-pour a Candle Lab candle. Sample wine at House Wine. Wind down during a dinner at the historic Worthington Inn.


Morning | Learn how chocolates are made at world-famous, family-owned Anthony-Thomas Candy Company. Then, watch a solid chunk of wood become a baseball bat. Meet the maker of bats for the pros at Phoenix Bat Company and take home your own engraved mini bat.

Lunch | The best in Amish cooking shows how “comfort food” got its name. Savor a family-style buffet at Der Dutchman.

Afternoon The American Whistle Corporation, America’s only metal whistle manufacturer, reveals how these legendary whistles are made. Then travel back in time at Ohio History Center’s interactive “1950s: Building the American Dream” exhibit.

Evening | Discover how wine is made, then bottled, corked and labeled at Camelot Cellars, Signature Wines or Wyandotte Winery. Afterward enjoy unparalleled views of the Columbus skyline with dinner at The Boat House at Confluence Park. Or, explore the city’s great neighborhoods - like the Short North Arts District or German Village - for a memorable dinner on your own.


Morning | In the herb-capital of Gahanna, learn how to use sweet, tart and pungent herbs to amplify everyday recipes.

Lunch | Venture to  Ye Olde Mill, home of the Velvet Ice Cream Factory and Museum, to go behind the scenes on what Fodor’s calls “a Top Ten Ice Cream Factory Tour.” Taste fresh ice cream and have lunch at the vintage ice cream parlor.

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Roger Dudley

Roger Dudley, CTA

Senior Tourism Manager


Professional Tour Operators

Sarah Doodan

Sarah Doodan, CTA

Tourism Coordinator


Group Leaders and Family Reunions