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

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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Akron, Ohio
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Akron, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Saw glass designs that I haven't seen anywhere else. Learned how important glass was to the area and the many companies that flourished. Hard to get excited about glass but these designs are unlike any other. They also have actual glass blowing exhibits but not the day we were there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It is a great museum to walk through, learning about the history of wheeling, and glass. At the end of the tour, you can watch someone blow glass and if you have never seen it, it's totally worth it!

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