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“Great fun, great people - make reservations early” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tacoma Glassblowing Studio

Tacoma Glassblowing Studio
114 S. 23rd Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
+1 253-383-3499
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Owner description: TGS offers visitors a close up view of how hand blown glass is made and gives guests the opportunity to try it for themselves. The Glassblowing Experience is a one-on-one session with a skilled glassblower where people of all ages and walks in life can create blown glass for themselves. This facility also offers classes, group events, corporate gifts and their glass gallery features very talented local glass
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Federal Way, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great fun, great people - make reservations early”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Our first visit started as a Christmas present for my wife to make Christmas balls. Glass blowing is something she always wanted to do. She loved it so much, I purchased a more individualized session for her birthday. We eventually did a Christmas ornament session together, making not only memories for ourselves, but Christmas presents for a lot of happy people.

The staff is very helpful and friendly. This is a hands on session. You get to do a lot of the work. The staff is there for safety and to make sure things go right. If you are around Tacoma don't miss this. Make sure you make reservations early for special occasions such as Christmas and Halloween times. They also have a great selection of items created by the resident professional staff. I also recommend getting on their mailing list. Must do activity at least once in your life.

Visited September 2012
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Shelton, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Have fun and make something beautiful too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My wife and I got the chance to visit Tacoma Glassblowing Studio. The people there were very friendly and helpful. We had a lot of fun and came home with two beautiful glass creations. If you have any concerns about your artistic abilities, forget it! If I can do it, anyone can. My wife and I both created something we will be able to enjoy for years to come. We are already planning a return trip. Do yourself a favor and check it out!

Visited March 2013
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This is certainly a place not to pass up. Working glass Artist work with molten glass and show how they work their craft. Displays of art work using glass tile, etc is on exhibit. Gift shop is also there... although very pricey...

Visited March 2013
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Canton, Ohio
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“If you visit Tacoma don't miss it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Here's a wonderful to learn about the techniques and artistry of glass. Fun Fun Fun ! Make sure you check out the surrounding areas for cool tucked away shops and eateries.

Visited February 2013
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Olympia, Washington
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“If you like glass...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Oh come on, where can you see anything like it?
It's an amazing building and fun to watch them turn raw glass into art. Plenty to do and eat in the area too. Tacoma isn't like Seattle. Parking is easy and whatever kind of food you like is reasonable.

Visited September 2012
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