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Warther Museum

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Address: 331 Karl Ave, Dover, OH 44622-2767
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+1 330-343-7513
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

The Warther Museum is home of the world famous woodcarvings of steam...

The Warther Museum is home of the world famous woodcarvings of steam engines by Ernest Mooney Warther carved out of ivory, ebony, and walnut. Mrs. Warther's button collection numbers over 73,000 buttons in patterns, and her Swiss style gardens still bloom seasonally to this day. The Warther Museum is more than you can imagine as you see what two people created in just one lifetime.

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Fascinating Unique Place-Don't Miss

One of the most interesting places I have been to. On the approx. 1 hour guided tour there are two short videos about Earnest "Mooney" Warther's life. The tour starts in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the most interesting places I have been to. On the approx. 1 hour guided tour there are two short videos about Earnest "Mooney" Warther's life. The tour starts in the workshop. After the tour your free to walk around and look more. You also get to see the knife factory still in operation and tour the house. The... More 

Thank OnTheRoadAgain1056
Edgmont, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating place - the most masterful carving imaginable. Each piece is astounding in its detail and beauty.

Thank bramseyt
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You might think ...ahhh small museum off in a small town in Ohio, I dont know...but the impact of this family's work shouldnt be missed. Mooney carved steam engines from Walnut and Ebony, the latter which is a very hard wood, and ivory,which does not bend, so must be carved just as is required. The 'to scale' models are all... More 

Thank ThrutheSky
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was NOT on my list but others in the group wanted to go as they had been there many years ago. Seems things have changed a LOT since then! This is SO worth the stop! I was absolutely amazed by the carvings of this man! AND the two guides were exceptional. They gave us a slight "discount" as we... More 

Thank mrslemon
Geneva, Ohio
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed seeing the amazing pieces contained in the museum. WOW! Would definitely recommend to all ages. Can honestly say I would visit again.

Thank Lance N Pat H
Findlay, Ohio
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

I really didn't want to give it a 5 rating. Unfortunately, Tripadvisor won't let me give it a 10. Not many things totally wow me and blow me away. This truly did. The property is nice but the tour is amazing. Get Jim as your guide. He was around wihen Mooney was alive and has worked there forever. His stories... More 

Thank Stargazerm31
Baltic, Ohio
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

A Warther's Knife is a must for every kitchen and Steven was so nice to answer all of our questions. Nice to see a family business surviving today.

Thank PrincessLRR
Union, Ohio
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Plan on it taking longer than you think. Make a point of going outside! We loved the tour, the buttons, having our knives sharpened (for free, FOREVER) Buying more knives and we loved meeting owners!!! But more than anything, we loved learning about the man....WONDERFUL!!! We go back at least every may...when we go the the dandelion festival! And sometimes... More 

Thank Vicki G
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit if your in town...Very cool wood carvings,interesting place and it doesn't take up alot of time so you can visit other places when your done..

Thank Tara H
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This museum has been a part of our growing up in the Beautiful Tuscarawas Valley in Dover, Ohio. We always visited as kids, and i was always amazed at the button collection. The building has been remodeled and revised since i was a child, but its always an exciting experience to go through the museum. They have an outstanding gift... More 

Thank Cindy A

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