Take A Plant Tour
Interested in booking a tour to see how a bat is made from start to finish? During your approximately 1 hour tour, you'll learn about how the business got started (blame it on a bunch of guys playing baseball in the 1800's!), working with pros, and the process in creating a great bat (including wood selection, computer-aided design, and a trip out on the shop floor for an up-close view of the bat making and finishing process).
Stop in during Phoenix's three open tour times or schedule a tour Monday through Friday. All tours are conducted at Phoenix Bats, 7801 Corporate Blvd, Suite E, Plain City, Ohio 43064. The tour fee of $10 per person includes a pre-engraved mini bat to commemorate your visit.
Open Tour Times:Perfect for parties of 1 person on up! Available to anyone to attend, open tours are conducted Monday and Friday 1:30 pm, Wednesday 6:00 pm. Regardless of which day/time, all tours include the same full experience, including bat production. Any cancellations, posted 4 hours prior to tour time, are noted at the end of this section.
No reservation is required or taken for Open Tour times. All who show up, regardless of total number of attendees, get a tour. So, if you arrive 10-15 minutes or less prior to tour time, you are good! Of course, feel free to come a little earlier if you need help ordering a bat. We'll stick around after as well for those interested in purchasing gear, gifts and bats.
Tours are not conducted on the following days and the day before and after:
Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas through New Year's Day.
CANCELLATION NOTICE (posted 4 hours before tour time): No tours November 23rd & November 25th
Scheduled Group Tours:Conducted by appointment with a ten person minimum ($10 per person or $100 payment if less than 10 people), scheduled group tours are typically scheduled for Monday-Friday, with a start time between 9a-5p. To schedule a group tour or for special requests please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877.598.2287 (614.873.7776 in the Columbus area).
If you have less than ten people in your group, please see OPEN TOUR TIMES above for tour options.
TOUR OPERATORS: please contact Phoenix Bats or our visitors bureau partners listed below for large groups.
To learn more about other places of interest in the area, please contact:
Tina Knotts, Tourism Director - Convention & Visitors Bureau
Amanda Mikkelson, Group Tour Specialist - Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau
Marceline Dyer, Tourism Sales Manager