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Mark Payton Glass Center @ The Glassworks Bldg

815 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202-2654
+1 502-992-3270
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Great learning experience!

This is not your typical museum-tour vacation stop. However, if you are in the area, definitely... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2013
MacgyverFloyd
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Westville, Indiana
Avoid this place.

Over priced and boring, bring a pillow if you go. I am usually a nice reviewer, you can even look... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2013
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Glassworks houses the Mark Payton Glass Center and Flame Run. See live demonstrations in Glassblowing and Flameworking on our daily tours. Make a project in our Walk-in Workshop. Shop around in one of our two galleries. Hours are 10-5pm Monday - Saturday. Closed Sundays.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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815 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202-2654
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

This is not your typical museum-tour vacation stop. However, if you are in the area, definitely check it out! They have a seating area where you can view the glass making workshop. Very cool! A big thanks to Rudy for explaining what we were seeing....More

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Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

Over priced and boring, bring a pillow if you go. I am usually a nice reviewer, you can even look back at my other reviews and see. Anyway, this place was a waste of 3 hours. I advise people to avoid this place.More

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Mark P, Manager at Mark Payton Glass Center @ The Glassworks Bldg, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2014

I'm sorry you had such a poor experience when you visited. I am a little confused as to why you stayed for 3 hours if you were so bored. Usually, visitors will spend about 30-45 minutes watching the artists work during the tour. If they...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2013

The place had few glassworks but not near what I was hoping for. the best part is that it was free. Some of the items were pretty but overall, it was nothing special.

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Reviewed 18 July 2013

We have visited a nuber of "glass showhouses" and museums throughout the U.S.,. This is not nearly among the better ones. Yes, it has a workshop and yes, you can see some glass being made, but the majority of what you see is a Very...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2013

I think I came at a slow time. There were not many people there actually working with the glass, which was disappointing, but a LOT of expensive glasswork for sale. :) For me, it was so-so, and a quick trip.

Thank Ben S
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

It's great to get such an up close look at such an elaborate and delicate craft. Be sure to sign up to make your own blown glass keepsake (extra charge.)

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Reviewed 10 May 2013

This is a nice place to plan your work party. It is interesting to watch the glass blowers. It can be cold in the winter.

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Reviewed 30 April 2013

Awesome facility. Great educational place for kids & adults. Kids were able to make a small glass ornament (2 kids) and they were satisfied & very thrilled to take it home. Watch the little kids though, a lot of the pieces on display were very...More

Thank Tina L
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Watching the glass workers is simply amazing. They turn out beautiful products. Excellent items for sale. A lot of them are out of my price range but the value is good. Something for everyone. Great place to buy presents.

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Reviewed 8 April 2013 via mobile

Watching the artists working the glass at the ovens was very, very interesting. Can't believe how they make it all look so easy. Then take a tour. Don't forget the gift shop. So many beautiful glass objects from which to choose. Just move carefully!

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