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Tacoma Glassblowing Studio

114 S. 23rd Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
253-383-3499
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Ranked #2 of 34 attractions in Tacoma
Type: Educational Sites
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... more » 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 « less
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Asotin, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Bridge was amazing, staff in gift shop very helpful. Event going on in main lobby area, so couldn't tour glass studio. We will catch it next time

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Tacoma, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Watching the students is kind of boring, unless one is really into glassblowing. I much rather see the finished product with this particular experience.

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Jeannine S, Owner at Tacoma Glassblowing Studio, responded to this review

I'm sorry that you didn't find watching glassblowing fun. We also have an all glass gallery where all the glass is made here in Tacoma. You should come in and try it yourself sometime, you might really enjoy it! More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The art was really nice to look at but the glass blowing show and the information that is given for the glass blowing was really cool.

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Tacoma, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Friendly, competent staff who help you every step of the way when creating your very own glass masterpiece. Lots of choices and colors to choose. I would love to do it again!

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I am not one to post reviews on sites often, but felt I had to for the great time I had at Tacoma's Glassblowing Studio! I love the glass piece I made there - and how it was shipped to me perfectly so I wouldn't have to worry about packing it in my bags - and definitely look back at... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

There is absolutely nothing going in the city of Tacoma that is more enjoyable than a trip here. Even if you you cannot arrange an appointment to do the glasswork yourself (there is often a wait), their gift shop has a wide variety of locally produced art that is far more unique and interesting than what is available at the... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Tacoma Glassblowing Studio is located down town Tacoma and has parking in front. This is a fun thing to do as well as share with a teenager. You get to watch, learn and then make a glass ball yourself. Something special and beautiful that you can keep for years. A great gift idea for the kids you never know... More

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Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I really enjoyed the chance to create my own holiday ornaments out of glass. And the displays are incredible.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We visited with our daughter about a month ago on a weekend trip. We watched as others were making items. We were completely enthralled and wanted to do it ourselves. They were full that day to do hands on. You need to book about a month in advance so we decided to return and make a day trip along with... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My husband and I did a four hour "class" for two at the glass blowing studio about two years ago. We each picked out a glass item to make and chose the colors of glass we wanted to use. He made a fisherman's float and I made a glass paperweight. The staff glassblower did much of the work but we... More

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