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Museum of Glass

1801 East Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
866 468 7386
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Ranked #11 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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Machias, Washington, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

i went to this museum way back in 2003 [unfortunately this site only goes back to october of 2013, so that's the date i had to use] with a group of red hat ladies. there we were - all decked out in our purple outfits and red hats. the people in the glass museum -- in the section where one... More

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Portland, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We stopped in here for a quick hour and a half and had a delightful time. We were able to watch some demo's of live glass blowing, which was so interesting. Many wonderful works of art. And really enjoyed the Kids Ally as well. A nice parking garage near by. Would go again. Offers a discount for AAA members as... More

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North Haven, Connecticut
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72 reviews 72 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We came here to see some Chihuly glass but found there was none in the museum, except for a few expensive items on sale in the excellent gift shop. However, we were not disappointed. The exhibits of works by other glass artists were engaging and often excellent. We were especially taken with the gallery of children's drawings converted into glass... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I recommend you go over the bridge at night at least once while you are here. It was great during the day but beautiful at night.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Nice museum. Not as much by Don Chihuly as I expected. We walked over the overpass where there was a beautiful overhead display of Chihuly and then to Union Station where there was more. The museum store had beautiful jewelry and lots of it.

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Spokane, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Museum of Glass in Tacoma is a work of art before you even go through the doors. The design of the building, with its unique cone flanked by spiraling stairs, and the location along the Tacoma waterfront, is a photographer's paradise. Once inside, you can observe glass blowing artisans in the Dale Chihuly school while they create some of... More

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California, USA
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121 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

But we visited the glass bridge what a great display of art. Also the outdoor fountain glas art work. Some window displays too. Highly recommended ifyou are walking in town. MeuterMedia

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Southern NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were not particularly wowed by the Museum of Glass. Yes, it is a cool building.....but the audio quality on the films they were showing wasn't what I would expect in a museum. The studio experience was interesting as the artist made glass pieces, but I have already seen that twice--at Corning Glass and then at Wheaton Village. The children's... More

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Sumner, Washington
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32 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My 3rd trip to the Museum of Glass The galleries change from time to time making it fun to revisit, were enjoyable to us on this time. Check the web site to make sure the Hot Shop is open its very interesting, allow some time for it The Hot Shop is nice and warm and feels great on cold rainy... More

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Monrovia, Alabama, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Become inspired by the beauty and delicate structure of glass. I was most Impressed by several school groups of young children. This tells me they appeal to all ages and the displays are engaging. I recommend this exhibit.

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