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Oglebay Institute Glass Museum

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Address: , Wheeling, WV
Phone Number: 800-624-6988
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Description: The museum displays glass items and has a demonstration area for glass...
The museum displays glass items and has a demonstration area for glass blowers, cutters, and decorators.
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See craftsmen at work.

A rare chance to experience a lost art. Find a piece of beautiful glass to start or add to a collection. Great for gift giving.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A rare chance to experience a lost art. Find a piece of beautiful glass to start or add to a collection. Great for gift giving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Beautiful local antique glassware accompanied with a glass making demonstration. Take advantage to leisurely stroll through this gem at Oglebay Park.

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HUNT VALLEY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

glass blower sits and makes beautiful and often one of a kind glass items right before your eyes!! also, a wonderful gift shop where you can purchase gifts as well as items for yourself.

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Very interesting place! I did get to enjoy watching a demonstration for making a glass paperweight. Beautiful place!

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

History of decorative glass manufacturers in wheeling area. Watch glass blowers create decorative objects. View largest punch bowl in the world.

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Columbia Station, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had a wonderful visit here and was able to see a master craftsman at work. Grand displays of glass from many different periods. The gift shop is a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stopped here while in the Wheeling area. It is a small museum. Well done. Exceptional displays if you love antique glassware. The glassblower was interesting. Will visit again. The gift shop is superb! Friendly help. Beautiful merchandise. Wonderful place to find gifts.

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Oakland, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Several types of glassware are beautifully arranged on the first floor of the Carriage Glass Museum on the grounds of Oglebay Resort. A Victorian carriage is also on display. The Sweeney Punch Bowl, about five feet tall, can be viewed downstairs.

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Columbia SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This museum and the attached gift shop are part of the resort. I didn't realize how many glass companies had flourished in West Virginia. The best part was seeing a live demo on glass making right there in the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Beautiful glass museum. Take the time to watch the glass blowing demonstration. It is amazing what the artist can do

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