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Oglebay Institute Glass Museum

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Address: Wheeling, WV
Phone Number: 800-624-6988
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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Glass museum

It was absolutely beautiful. The glassware was positioned in very good style and they had all kinds of items made from glass. You could go downstairs and watch the glassware... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Lorraine B
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Orma, West Virginia
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Orma, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It was absolutely beautiful. The glassware was positioned in very good style and they had all kinds of items made from glass. You could go downstairs and watch the glassware being made. They also had pictures on the walls and other interesting things.

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Wilmington, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The shop is beautiful and it's fun to go down and watch the glass being blown. Always something new to look at and prices range from very low to high for all types of shoppers.

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Akron, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The glass works are amazing and not too pricey. admission to museum of $7 per person a little steep for what's actually there

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Beautiful gifts and objects that make your visit to Oglebay a treasure! Our second visit but not our last.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Its small but at the end, there is a man there and he showed us how he makes glass flowers. It was very cool to watch. He explained things and encouraged us to ask questions.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The museum hosts glass from the area and gives a brief overview, but the best part was the glass blower. We spent 30 mins just watching and talking with him. Informative and fun!

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Louisville, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

From inexpensive to very expensive items all were gorgeous. Very nice shopping experience. Didn't expect to see that quality of glassware at the mountain top store. Beautiful displays in a very nice store.

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Wexford,Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The wonders of the Art of glass making abound here. Very large display of item made in the USA, many made on site and all for sale. Be sure to visit the lower level and watch the glass items being made and be amazed.

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Syosset, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This Glass Museum rivals some of the best we've seen. The glass work is beautiful, the history well presented, and the displays easy to read and understand. Definitely worth the trip!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It's in the basement of the glass house gift shop. The entrance is in the back of the store so you have to walk past a lot of glass on open tables to get to the entrance. No tour guide so just looked at cases and cases of glassware without knowing much about them. Workshop was better with glass paper... More 

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