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Oglebay Park

Address: 465 Lodge Drive, Wheeling, WV 26003
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Ranked #2 of 17 Activities in Wheeling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: A 1,500-acre municipal park with a hotel, a petting zoo, swimming pools, a planetarium and museums.
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: A 1,500-acre municipal park with a hotel, a petting zoo, swimming pools, a planetarium and museums.

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Shaker Heights, OH
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83 reviews 83 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The grounds at Oglebay are really pretty, the lodge has a nice lobby and the bar and restaurant are pretty nice. The rooms are average. Took the kids to see the Christmas lights- they were impressed for a few minutes, but not to into it after. Traffic was absolutely insane. We did the trolley tour- wasn't quite worth it.

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Weirton, West Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Oglebay Park is thousands of acres, specializing in outdoor experiences. There's a zoo, paddle boats, mini golf, playgrounds, large outdoor pool, three golf courses, riding stables, and miles of walking paths. It can be a free experience or easily an expensive place.

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Lagrange, oh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visted the festival of lights during the week after Christmas and had a very enjoyable visit. On the advice of friends, we did the trolley tour and were glad we did. We didn't stay at the lodge but at a nearby hotel. The lodge had a lounge upstairs with free hot chocalate and cookies and musical entertainment which we... More 

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

Long lines await! 1.5 to 2 hour wait time snaked uphill through the city. The lights while most of them are motion, are just not worth the wait and frustration. Enjoyed shopping in the shops lots of stuff to look at. Food at the lodge was average and quite pricey. The commercials on t v made this place look like... More 

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Oglebay, Public Relations Manager at Oglebay Park, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that your experience was not what you were expecting but we do appreciate that you took the time to post your comments. The Winter Festival of Lights is one of the top holiday light shows in the country and because of its popularity traffic can become heavy and we apologize for your extended travel time. We work... More 

Ashland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had a great time seeing the lights as a small family gathering time with the whole purpose of the trip to see the lights. We picked a great time to go with the weather being nice and not too busy with cars. It was the first time back in over 20 years and it was great to see all... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Well it's true it is only 2 hours to get there from Columbus and the lights are pretty. However please add 2 more hours to your travel as it took us an additional 2 hours driving up the hill from town to actually get into the Resort. You would definitley need to plan on staying at the resort so you... More 

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Salem, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Enjoyed the Festival of Lights. Suggest if staying overnight to buy the trolley pass instead of fighting traffic.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The park was beautiful and getting to see live deer roaming around was amazing. The park was clean and the staff was very friendly.

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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

Took the family for a drive through their famous lights. It was fun and an escape. Came back the next day to visit the Mansion and Glass House. Both were fun and worth the visit. The only negative is that they ask for a $20 donation for the lights. Seems high, but I paid.

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Oglebay, Public Relations Manager at Oglebay Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting during the Winter Festival of Lights and also thank you for your $20 contribution. There is no admission to the Winter Festival of Lights but we do stop and ask visitors for donations as Oglebay is a not-for-profit municipal park and contributions are used for maintaining and upgrading the light show and park facilities. The suggested... More 

Manheim
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Drove thru the light show and really enjoyed them. Had seen ads for but had never been till now. Worth the trip to see and the cost not out of line with other such attractions.

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