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Oglebay Institute Glass Museum

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Address: Wheeling, WV
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+1 800-624-6988
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The museum displays glass items and has a demonstration area for glass...

The museum displays glass items and has a demonstration area for glass blowers, cutters, and decorators.

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Ogebay Glass Museum

A great place to visit and to see some truly beautiful art; no 2 hand blown pieces are identical and yet they form such perfect sets!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
ldwat1952
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to visit and to see some truly beautiful art; no 2 hand blown pieces are identical and yet they form such perfect sets!

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Thank ldwat1952
Wheeling, West Virginia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You will find a variety of stemware, bar ware,artifacts vases, seasonal glass pieces for yourself or as gifts. Well priced although some of the more unusual art pieces can lean toward being a little expensive. The glass pieces are made locally and from other areas- but all made in the USA!! It is fun to stroll through this unique glass... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to just meander through and see the history of glass making in the Ohio Valley.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

You will learn a lot about glass by visiting the glass museum. Many collections of glass are on display. All are labeled so you can learn where they were made, what company made them, and interesting facts about them. The huge Sweeney punch bowl on display used to be in a local cemetery until it was vandalized. Glass blowing is... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Toured the Glass Museum and Mansion in December 2016. Many thanks to the employees who pointed out the best routes for a member of our group in a wheelchair. The Mansion, although nearly 200 years old, has been renovated to be wheelchair-accessible. Beautiful interiors, great history, good for all ages. Allow about 2 hours for the whole thing.

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Thank LesleyH007
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Stunningly beautiful hands blown glass and other works of art. Also available are sweatshirts and other souvenir gifts.

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PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We enjoy going here every year. They have beautiful and unique things. I love the flower lights so I bought a few not for my light display.

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Thank divadi17
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This glass museum is a great store. It has some wonderful pieces to view and also lots of options to buy pieces. Overall would recommend.

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Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This place is GREAT! I would keep small children out of here, as there is so much glass that breaks. And anyone who has been drinking. Much for the same reason. This place has BEAUTIFUL items for sale. Even if you're not buying, it's a pleasure to look around and appreciate the artistry that went into the glass items. Very... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

A well laid out museum tucked into the shops along Route 88 at Olgebay. The museum covered the various types of glass and the history of glass manufacturers in Wheeling over the past few hundred years. Very interesting information and very unique glass pieces. (Who knew?) The only downside the day we were there, is that the glass blower was... More 

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