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“Pragmatic and bold.”

Sunspots Studios & Glassblowing
Ranked #1 of 1 Tours in Staunton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Watch Art Happen at Sunspots Studios! See live glass blowing demonstrations daily until 4pm. Open 7 days a week. Our gallery/gift shop is filled with colorful hand-blown glass made in our studios. Vases, bird feeders, oil candles, drinking glasses, ornaments and more glitter in our gallery. Blow your own ornament with the assistance of one of our glass blowers. We also carry local and American artisan-made jewelry and accessories, including Alex and Ani jewelry. Don't miss Virginia's most unique shopping experience.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stroller parking
2 reviews
“Pragmatic and bold.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

A must see. Go to the back to watch a free demonstration of glass blowing. Very friendly staff and knowledgeable workers. A hidden gem in Staunton.

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English first
Level Contributor
50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Watching a glass blower take a glob of glass at 2000 degrees and turn it into a piece of art.
Then you get to blow your own art piece with the artist's help
Enjoyable, educational, peaceful, and cheap

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Thank Robert S
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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467 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Simply amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

Such beauty, craftsmanship.Can't really say enough. You have to go and see the work to appreciate it.

Visited June 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Like being in a rainbow”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

Sunspots is a terrific shop with lots of colored glass ornaments and decorations. Things for the garden, Christmas, suncatchers, housewares, etc. The highlight is watching the glass blowers and then helping make your own ornament. You can purchase one of the ornaments after it's been made. Very cool. My teenaged granddaughter was entranced.

Visited July 2012
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Staunton, Virginia
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60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“LOVE Sunspots”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

We live in Staunton and have been frequenting Sunspots for years. Our kids, who are now 8,12 & 14 have always loved it and still enjoy going in to watch the artisans work. There is a lot of breakable stuff, of course, so if you have a little one who likes to touch everything, I recommend having one adult take them to the viewing area. They have a "Make Your Own" ornament activity which is cool. Also, the jewelry area has a good selection. They carry Pandora and the staff is super helpful. Great stop on tour of Staunton area.

Visited July 2012
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