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Oglebay Institute Glass Museum

Address: Wheeling, WV
Phone Number: 800-624-6988
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Ranked #6 of 23 Attractions in Wheeling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The museum displays glass items and has a demonstration area for glass blowers, cutters, and decorators.
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Port Clinton, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

You an watch glass blowing and it is quite interesting. They have many glass items for purchase also.

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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294 reviews 294 reviews
60 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

It's a very nice place to shop. It's alot of items made of glass, similar to some of their Festival of Light Displays. I especially liked the illuminating glass hyacinths.

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

An amazing collection of everything glass. History of glass making in West Virginia. On site glass making demonstrated. Gift shop filled with everything glass you can imagine.

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Colleyville, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We started not to go in the Glass Shop. However, once we were inside we were very impressed. The glass products are absolutely stunning!

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

some of the glass is a little pricey but all in all it is a nice place, the workshop downstairs is pretty neat, not much hands on but some good ingfo an glass in the area.

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

love it here! love to watch them blow the glass rite in fron t of you just so interesting a must see esp if you have kids they would love to see this...a must see for everyone

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Byrdstown, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A nice stop for someone loving glass. It was a small but interesting visit. The ticket also got us into the mansion which had much history to explore with the furniture and artifacts displayed.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Must wear long pant and closed toed shoes. You will not be able to "blow" glass but making a paper weight is harder than you think. Don't stop spinning! Facilities allow for only one student at a time but a wonderful experience and our thanks and admiration to a very patient instructor. Daughter and husband coul care less about the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A lot of pretty pieces. was a way to waste an hour. prices are not to bad. bought a set of wine glasses.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Interesting glass museum downstairs. Learn about the history of glass in this area, which had many famous producers at one time. Upstairs there is a wide selection of glass for sale, including some pieces from those local places, which no longer operate.

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