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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Columbia SC
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Columbia SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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

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Disputanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We shopped for a while then went downstairs to the museum. The glass was interesting but the glass blower Bob Allen was very interesting. We went back upstairs and bought a couple of pieces that he had made.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I never realized what a hub for glassworks the Wheeling area was. The museum is beautiful - filled with examples of the finest glassware the Wheeling area produced. There is also a glass artisan on the premises to demonstrate glass creation techniques. Doesn't take long and there is a beautiful shop connected to the Museum

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Shillington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Take a few minutes to tour at the end you can watch glass being made it was very interesting and you can buy items in the gift shop

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Austin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

A grand collection of glass pieces at the Oglebay Institute Glass Museum provides an overview of the Wheeling area's glass industry. We enjoyed the centerpiece of the museum, the 1844 Sweeney punch bowl which weighs in at 220-lbs and is over 5 feet tall. Of course there is a tale of family conflict and betrayal to go along with it.... More 

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West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Glass museum was great. Enjoyed the glass blowing demonstration. Mr. Allen, also, made a paper weight. You may purchase his work in the gift shop. Wonderful to see this difficult art in person.

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Orma, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Address: Address: Wheeling, WV
Phone Number: 800-624-6988
Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Wheeling

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