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“Gem of a place”
Review of Museum of Glass

Museum of Glass
Ranked #4 of 80 things to do in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.
Olympia, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
332 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Gem of a place”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

If you need to kill a few hours in Downtown Tacoma, this is the place. In addition to the glass exhibits, there is a working hot shop. You are encouraged to talk to the artists and ask questions. The Washington History Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum are near by.

Visited October 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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104 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“two glass venues. This one in Tacoma and the Chihule Museum by the Space needle”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Two main things about this place is first. The bridge with more interesting glass works outside then there is inside and you can see it for free. Second...go inside to see glass blowing happening live. That is worth it. But if you want breath taking beauty go to the Dale Chihule Glass Museum at the base of the Space Needle..now that takes your breath away.

Visited August 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to visit”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

My wife and I visited the museum based on the recommendation of a friend. It was well worth the time and money. On the day we visited the glass artists and student glass artists were creating their works. We sat for over 2 hours watching the creative process. What a great experience for the students involved in learning this skill.

Visited September 2013
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Spokane, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Don't miss this!”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Even if you don't go inside (but you should), stop by this museum because the entrance is filled with glass works on the bridge. The building itself is amazing. The cone is actually the hot shop where they do the glass blowing. And be sure to see the beautiful white glass sculpture in the water on the harbor side of the building. Absolutely stunning work from artists around the world inside. The shop has astounding pieces for sale as well. I went early on a work day and pretty much had the place to myself. Highly recommended!

Visited September 2013
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Tacoma, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Exterior of Glass museum worth the visit”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

The glass museum has extensive outdoor displays that are well worth viewing. My favorite is the glass bridge which has nearly as much glass art on display as the museum contains. They also have a rotating exhibit in their fountain area out front that is always interesting.

Visited October 2012
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