Dresden is a city known for its baskets. Flowers along the town’s sidewalks grow out of basket-shaped planters. Stores sell new and used Longaberger baskets of all shapes and sizes. And of course, the centerpiece of it all is the larger-than-life picnic basket that fills a city block downtown.
is 48 feet long, 11 feet wide, and 23 feet tall.
is made from 10 hardwood maple trees.
required 2,000 employee hours to construct.
Dresden is a great place to take a leisurely stroll, especially if your traveling companion wants to spend a few hours shopping for the perfect basket. I suggest walking for a few blocks along the railroad tracks (about 2 blocks from main street), then return through the center of town.
This feed store is near the railroad tracks, and appeared to be one of the town’s more rustic structures.
The town’s railroad station appears a bit run-down, but was still worth a few pictures.
Note: This trip was first published in 2005.