How do they do that?

How do they do that?                     

There are many places in Muskingum County where groups can go to learn about what goes on behind the scenes. We have found that guests find it fascinating to watch how products are made and projects are accomplished…which is why we created a special tour showcasing these opportunities!


Day 1

Enjoy a delicious lunch at Weasel Boy Brewing Co. while you learn about how craft beer is made. Weasel Boy is a Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal winner!

See how sculptures are made at the Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio and Gallery. From the Mold Making Room to the Wax Casting Room and more, your group will learn about the entire Sculpture process from start to finish. Guests will also admire over 300 bronze sculptures, bronze bells and tomb sculptures.

View a variety of styles and mediums as you visit artists in their studios, part of the growing Artist Colony of Zanesville. One specific studio you can visit is Studio 202, a joint venue by artists Susan Nash and Susan Stubbins where they work, experiment and grow. You may even participate in a “Make-It-Take-It” activity.                                                             

Enjoy an evening of fine dining and old world ambiance. Guests will arrive at the picturesque Terra Cotta Vineyards set in Ohio’s beautiful hill country and participate in a wine tasting before dinner while being educated on how to choose the perfect wine for your meal. Afterwards, enjoy a fabulous dinner while Chef Bill Bird divulges culinary secrets that will help you astonish your friends. His cooking demonstration includes how to make a delicious wine reduction sauce and how to create a flaming desert.

Day 2

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then gain an appreciation for sustainable aquaculture at Ripple Rock Fish Farm where you will tour the facility that raises 50,000 pounds of all-natural tilapia per year.

Watch expert basket makers weaving baskets at the Longaberger Company as you take Floor Tour to see the craftsmanship that goes into each and every basket. Also learn how the Longaberger Company got its start and enjoy shopping and lunch at Longaberger Homestead.

Visit Pearl Valley Cheese, Ohio’s Grand Champion swiss cheese maker and learn how cheese is made. There are over 25 varieties of cheese to choose from!

Take a tour followed by dinner at Raven’s Glenn Winery.

Day 3             

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before departing to see how mouth-watering potato chips are made with over 50,000 pounds of potatoes per day at Conn’s Potato Chip Factory. After the tour, treat yourself to the freshest chips around, right off the assembly line!

Take a manufacturing tour at 5 B’s, the largest contract embroidery company east of the Mississippi. See computer-driven embroidery machines at work with over 700 sewing heads. 5 B’s embroiders for retailers such as Wal-Mart, J.C. Penney, Sears, and Gap to name a few. Save time to shop in the B-Wear Factory Outlet Store located on-site.

Tour Spring Acres Alpaca Farm and enjoy a delicious boxed lunch while taking in the beautiful scenery. This is the largest Suri alpaca farm in Southeast Ohio with over 50 alpacas on 180 acres of rolling hills. Feel the finest, softest, most beautiful fleece and participate in fiber arts experiences such as weaving, spinning, knitting and crocheting (to name a few).