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815 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202-2654
+1 502-584-4510
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Glassworks, Louisville KY

This is a self guided tour using information on a sheet you receive when you pay. There are two... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2014
Jane F
Machesney Park, Illinois
Awesome experience

My husband and I decided to check out Glassworks while visiting Louisville. We were both glad we... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2014
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good17%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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815 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202-2654
+1 502-584-4510
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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...More

1  Thank Jane F
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,...More

1  Thank JDMc73
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...More

2  Thank Mk2olson
Reviewed 7 February 2014

We wanted to make a piece of art. All they offered was an ornament. We wanted to make an actual piece of blown glass...not really an option since they di not have a person that day to show us that level of blown glass. The...More

Thank Brenda C
Mark P, Manager at Glassworks, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

We are very sorry you did not enjoy your time at the Mark Payton Glass Center. The Glassworks facility is actually comprised of two separate businesses. We, the Mark Payton Glass Center, deal with flameworked and flat glass. Flame Run, the company across the hall,...More

Reviewed 24 December 2013

Some of the other reviewers mentioned that it was free, but we had to pay for the tour (I think it was $8 a person?) It's self guided, so they give you a sheet of paper and point you in the right direction. There are...More

1  Thank Melody A
Reviewed 30 September 2013

This is a great stop to view and buy some fantastic glassworks. All kinds of beautiful designs from earrings to large elegant vases. We liked sitting in the viewing area watching a worker making glass balls. An interesting and slow process requiring a lot of...More

1  Thank mixaconsulting
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

1  Thank MacgyverFloyd
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

Thank Reviewstrue
Mark P, Manager at Glassworks, 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

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.

1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 17 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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