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Tacoma Glassblowing Studio

Address: 114 S. 23rd Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: 253-383-3499
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Ranked #1 of 28 Attractions in Tacoma
Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: TGS offers visitors a close up view of how hand blown glass is made and gives guests the...
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Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: TGS offers visitors a close up view of how hand blown glass is made and gives guests the opportunity to try it for themselves. The Glassblowing Experience is a one-on-one session with a skilled glassblower where people of all ages and walks in life can create blown glass for themselves. This facility also offers classes, group events, corporate gifts and their glass gallery features very talented local glass
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Ketchikan, Alaska
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A great experience for the whole family. You can see up close a real skill that should not be lost. A creative glass/mind blowing experience!

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California
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1,614 reviews 1,614 reviews
1,040 attraction reviews
535 helpful votes 535 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were staying with friends in Seattle, and were frankly more than a little surprised when they said we were coming here. It was astounding to watch!

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Puyallup, Washington, United States
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Fun time! Help when needed. Beautiful product! Choice of design and colors. Small class size. Must return for your product after it has cooled.

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Dayton, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The day we visited, the owners husband had taken all the glass blowers out fishing with him so we could not participate in any activities. We did note that there are usually demonstrations and even hands on classes where you can make your own sculpture. The owner is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Good selection of items to browse through, you... More 

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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in to check this out based on trip advisor reviews. Didn't disappoint, very cool stuff. Plus the employees in the store were very helpful and gave great suggestions for other city stops

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have had glassblowing before and in the short time I had, I learned so much. I will be back in the Spring for classes. It is worth your time to stop and take a lesson or a class. The staff is friendly and they know what they are doing. It was fun and you get a piece of beautiful... More 

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DeKalb, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Take a glass blowing class. it is a fabulous experience. If you every had a desire to try this, do it. They will help, guide and demonstrate until you are comfortable with the process. It was a total blast and highly recommended.

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Austin, Texas, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This little studio is well worth a stop. Located in downtown Tacoma, it's easy to get to. The prices are very reasonable - less expensive than at the Museum of Glass. I noticed that they also hold glassblowing classes here. Very reasonably priced.

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Clifton Park, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

When my family signed me up for a glassblowing class I was a bit nervous about it to say the least . Art was never my best class in school. However from the very first step to the last one, I was put at ease and encouraged to do my best work. No one fails in this process and your... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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101 reviews 101 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place is amazing. It was fun watching the local glass artist. The displays of hand blow glass HAS to be seen to be believed. It was beautiful. I am a big fan of Dale Chihuly's work.

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