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“It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas”
Review of Oglebay Park

Ranked #1 of 50 things to do in Wheeling
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A 1,500-acre municipal park with a hotel, a petting zoo, swimming pools, a planetarium and museums.
Roseburg, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

The grounds are set up for Christmas. A lot of lights that are well done on the six mile trek. Make sure to stop at the Good Zoo for the light show.

Visited November 2012
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virginia
Level 6 Contributor
479 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Best glass collection we've seen.”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

If you are a fan of Ohio Valley Glass--Imperial, Fostoria, Fenton and others--this is a great place to enjoy and study glassmaking over the last 100 or so years. In addition, the gift shop is the best I've seen for molded and painted glass. The Oglebay Mansion is world-class for its type with a number of period rooms. Take the whole tour.

Visited October 2012
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Go here all the time, every season its beautiful & different”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

It's only an hour & a half away, so I go here all the time, every season is great. The grounds and flowers are beautiful, spring its tulips, summer all kinds of annuals, fall is mums, & Christmas is spectacular with lots & lots of lights to walk through & also a drive through.

The shops are unique , & the mansion is beautiful, especially at Christmas, every room is decorated & different every year.

They have a small zoo, lake the you can rent paddle boats, play areas, swimming pool & segways.

In the nice weather if you go on a saturday afternoon, you will see alot of weddings there & taking of pictures.

No matter what time of year or day, if you drive around you will see lots of deer up close, they are so use to cars & people.

Visited September 2012
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Wheeling, West Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Terrible service in Ihlenfeld Dining Room and Glass Works.”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

The shops are very nice and all people very friendly. The park is absolutely gorgeous and many activities available for all ages. Accomodations lovely. Go somewhere else to eat!

Visited July 2012
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Fort Ashby, West Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A Rare WV Jewel”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

West Virginia is so lucky to have such a wonderful resource in Oglebay Park. Lodge, cabins, lakes, zoo, glass museum and more, Acres of deer and wildlife, and during the holidays a spectacular light show. Easy to find, just follow the signs, yes, you think you are lost but follow the signs and you will find it. My favorite is the glass museum and the floral gardens.

Visited September 2012
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