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Museum of Glass

1801 East Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
866 468 7386
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Ranked #8 of 37 Attractions in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Art Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.
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Palm Bay, Florida
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456 reviews 456 reviews
262 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The glass exhibits was really worth looking at. Various aged children have blown glass and their creations are displayed in a hall on the way to the rest rooms.

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San Jose, CA
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125 reviews 125 reviews
17 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Echoing some of the other reviews, most of the good stuff is outside the museum. There is a reflecting pool and the bridge that has some really great pieces in it. The gift shop was pricey and oddly most of the items in there were not made in the USA, they came from China or Ecaudor! What the..... Another tip.... More

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Having been to the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, this place was a major disappointment. The gift shop had better displays than the gallery itself. Very few exhibits, though the actual glass blowing was interesting if you hadn't seen glass blowing before.The administrators need to visit Corning to see what a Glass Museum should be. It took us... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Crossing over the Chihuly bridge of glass to get there was awesome. Cool outdoor water features with glass. The museum had some interesting exhibits, but the place overall is quite small. We walked in, and went into the area where the glass was being transformed into wonderful things. You can sit in and watch for as long as you like,... More

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Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a physically large space with a glass blowing studio inside... innovative shows, nice gift shop (a bit expensive), but altogether worth a trip.

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massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

An easy stop on the way from Seattle to Mt. Rainier. We spent a couple of hours here. It's both a museum and a glassworks. You can watch the artists at work. My favorite part was the kids' drawings reinterpreted in glass by glass artists.

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USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Come here for the wonderful setting on the waterfront and see the outdoor glass/resin exhibits. Then enter the museum to see working resident artist from all over the world create glass objects.

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Red Bluff, California
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30 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was nice, but not something I would consider if limited on time and had to make other choices. The glass sculptures are pretty. I enjoyed the replicas on the bridge leading there. I liked the glass in the fountain.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Fun to watch the glass blowing demonstrations done by the visiting artists. The other displays were okay but don't expect too much. There are just as many beautiful pieces on the glass bridge outside, and you get the bonus of getting to watch the trains pull into or out of the yard.

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Santa Clarita, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What beautiful exhibits and how wonderful to see the Chihuly glass! We were mesmerized by the exhibits above the freeway -- the Chihuly Bridge of Glass! You can also see Chihuly Gardens next to the Seattle Space Needle!

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