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815 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202-2654
+1 502-584-4510
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Must see if you're into glass

Really neat building that has been converted into a couple glass-themed sales business plus you can... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2014
Joe S
The self guided tour is boring

Not fun, would have rather spent the $12 bucks for my husband and I to do something else. Looks fun... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2014
Joanna L
Alvin, Texas
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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
+1 502-584-4510
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Reviewed 23 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...More

2  Thank Joe S
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
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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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 26 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 25 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 6 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
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