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Address: 815 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202-2654
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10:00 - 16:00
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Glassworks houses the Mark Payton Glass Center and Flame Run. See live...

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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Mark was awesome!

Made an appointment for me and 3 children. Mark was great at explaining what to do at the perfect level for each child. So much to see in the work area that kids were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 March 2015
Chilhowie, Virginia
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Chilhowie, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

Made an appointment for me and 3 children. Mark was great at explaining what to do at the perfect level for each child. So much to see in the work area that kids were entertained even when it wasn't their turn to work one-on-one. They were all very happy with their items. Chose this experience as it is not something... More 

2 Thank NanciLynn
Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

I love the walk-in workshops that they have at Glassworks. They have projects to fit any budget and ability. This can be fun for a girls day out or as a project to do with children or grandchildren.

3 Thank Kentucky_Kat
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

A beautiful space for events. We were there for a wedding and the decor, service and food was amazing.

1 Thank Jaycee524
Clyde, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014

My husband and I got to learn how to make a glass kiss with Mark today. It was a fun and informational experience. Mark was great to work with and made the whole experience one of the high points of our trip to Louisville!

1 Thank Cjr43410
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Really neat building that has been converted into a couple glass-themed sales business plus you can watch glass art being made. I understand you can take classes there but I didn't see that at the time of day I was there. Really neat observation area where you can watch different processes from safely behind windows. Really, really cool stuff on... More 

2 Thank Joe S
Alvin, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Not fun, would have rather spent the $12 bucks for my husband and I to do something else. Looks fun if you can do it your self, but we couldn't afford it.

Thank Joanna L
Lexington, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

The owners were very nice, helpful, knowledgeable, patient, etc. It was a pleasant experience...1st time doing it...(glass virgin ;)

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Machesney Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

This is a self guided tour using information on a sheet you receive when you pay. There are two distinct areas to visit. The large area had about 6 people making large glass items from the big glass furnaces. Upstairs there were a couple people creating small items from glass rods. Both areas were unique and gave a lot of... More 

1 Thank Jane F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

My husband and I decided to check out Glassworks while visiting Louisville. We were both glad we did. Very interesting and creative art form. We had a session with Mark in the Payton Glass Center which was absolutely awesome. Mark is a down to earth, nice guy who takes you through the process of creating your own piece of art.... More 

1 Thank JDMc73
Kimball, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

I forced my family to check this out & they were very surprised how cool it was to watch them blow glass! Mark did & great job explaining what they were doing from the other side of the glass. The self guided tour was a little weird, and the gift shop was a little expensive, but it was something you... More 

2 Thank Mk2olson

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