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“Such a disappointment ”
Review of Oglebay Park

Oglebay Park
Ranked #3 of 53 things to do in Wheeling
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Owner description: A 1,500-acre municipal park with a hotel, a petting zoo, swimming pools, a planetarium and museums.
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I planned an early birthday weekend getaway for me. I have always wanted to go to Oglebay and other attractions in the area. We didn’t have a wait, but the lights are pretty, but not what I expected from all the hype online and from Oglebay. “Donation” of $20 given to rude girl at the gate was a waste in my opinion. DO NOT make a special trip. Signs can only be seen going in one way, not a path to follow and displays here and there, not what I expected! Nicer ones in Louisville, Pigeon Forge and Ashland, KY!

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"festival of lights"
in 133 reviews
"light display"
in 51 reviews
"wilson lodge"
in 54 reviews
"indoor pool"
in 17 reviews
"glass museum"
in 46 reviews
"paddle boats"
in 32 reviews
"horseback riding"
in 15 reviews
"tennis courts"
in 13 reviews
"golf course"
in 26 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 8 reviews
"mansion museum"
in 21 reviews
"ihlenfeld dining room"
in 10 reviews
"mini golf"
in 14 reviews
"walking trails"
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"year round"
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"holiday lights"
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"the cottages"
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We have been hearing about the " spectacular " light display and drive through Oglebay resort for some time so we decided to take the drive and get a room for the night and make an event of it, The glass museum was interesting and lots of delicate and beautiful works of art and plenty of items to purchase as well and the sweets shop has fudge that is some of the best ever, The rest of the candy is about the same you can buy anywhere at candy companies throughout the country, the mansion tour was interesting we love looking at how people lived and the furniture from the time period, but the light display on the 8 mile drive was not the " Spectacular " display the advertisements make it out to be, We have seen more lights in less of a drive in Fayette and Butler counties, Also the walk through sections where also impressive, now I am not putting it down it was nice and what they offered would impress children and to see all the wild deer roaming the property was fantastic but to pay for a hotel, gas and meals and a $25.00 donation for a 2018 calendar was a little much. They will take any donations you are willing to give for the journey through the lights but the calendar ain't worth the money. We will chalk this one up as....Been there done that.

1  Thank DonaldM849
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Wonderful holiday getaway. Great accommodations, highly recommend their overnight package. Best breakfast buffet I have ever had.

Thank Carol W
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We came for th FOL and it was worth the trip.We also visited the Schrader Environmental Center but the craft show they had going on covered up their regular displays. The Mansion tour and the Glass Museum were interesting and a nice addition before we left for home.

2  Thank Kathy S
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This year's trip was good. We saw some deer in the field and that was fantastic. The entertainment was good as always and we had no hard time hearing. (Suggestion.....soft blocks for kids....not as much noise) The room was great and breakfast was yummy.Only drawback was our pizza. One olive and one mushroom on each piece is not toppings. All is just my opinions.

Thank divadi17
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