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Festival of Lights

We went down to Oglebay for the Festival of Lights. We stayed at Wilson lodge. Room was very nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Akron, Ohio
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It was nice

Having seen the commercials for years, our expectations were pretty high. There wasn't a lot to do... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jen K
Lewis Center, Ohio
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A 1,500-acre municipal park with a hotel, a petting zoo, swimming pools, a planetarium and museums.
Wheeling, WV 26003-1967
+1 877-436-1797
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Reviewed yesterday

Having seen the commercials for years, our expectations were pretty high. There wasn't a lot to do outside of driving through, which seemed like a real miss. It was cute, and some of the lights were very impressive, but I think it was a one-and-done...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For years my wife and I have been wanting to come down here to see the wonderful lights that we had heard so much about. So another couple and us took the 2 hour drive down. But wonderful lights just wasn't the case. Most of...More

1  Thank rayroy
Reviewed yesterday

We drove about 2.5 hours to visit Oglebay Park with its holiday lights and were astounded by the complexity of the lights, especially the animated light displays. Read the reviews and analyze how to visit this attraction before going. We arrived well before sunset, got...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came to Oglebay for the first time looking to have a memorable time with our family, I couldn’t have been more wrong. We traveled about 90 minutes to get there in a 8 passenger SUV with adults and 2 small children, 3 and 1 years...More

1  Thank Malory22
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the trolley/bus tour of the Festival of the lights while we were there during Thanksgiving. Had hoped it would have been in the trolley but least the bus was heated as it was a chilly evening.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We decided that we would have a nontraditional Thanksgiving this year and quickly eat out then go to see the holiday lights at Oglebay. We hadnt visitrd in many years but I had great memories. The last visit was many years ago. There were the...More

2  Thank MaryLizP2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lights and displays were nice and festive but it was not clear on where you should start the sightseeing for the lights so we ended up going through in the middle and had to turn around and backtrack to see it all. It would...More

1  Thank harpershouseoftravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really enjoyable place to stay. There is something a little old-fashioned about it which makes it ideal for families. In the Xmas season as well as the light show there are lovely displays of Xmas trees and trimmings. Staff couldn't be nicer...More

Thank judeteachwrite
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went down to Oglebay for the Festival of Lights. We stayed at Wilson lodge. Room was very nice and clean. We went to the Good zoo which was very cool. Festival of Lights was very awesome. If you have not been here to see...More

Thank np8234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oglebay Resort is a wonderful place to visit and stay. There is so much to do and see that several days is not enough. Very romantic. Admission is free and many attractions are free. Some have admission. For those without a car there is a...More

1  Thank MountaineerLu
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30 November 2018|
Response from Llhp | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in a cabin, not the lodge, so I can't address your question. Sorry!
Steven R
25 November 2018|
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Response from Go64115381245 | Reviewed this property |
u give a donation; then u get in the park ; u can also set your radio station to the ogleby park channel and have your drive themed with sounds of the season!
17 January 2018|
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Response from helpinghands001 | Reviewed this property |
It can take about 45min to one hour to go through the last and enjoy them.