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“Holiday Lights at Oglebay Park”
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 3 January 2018

This year's lights were spectacular again. We had our grandson (7 years old) with us and he enjoyed it immensely. One thing that we did different this year was to visit the Good Zoo where they had an indoor laser light show in the theater along with the animals on display. There was also an exterior light display at the Good Zoo that was choreographed to holiday music that you could stand in the middle of and both feel the music and experience the great light show all around you. My grandson started dancing and was carried away in the music and lights. He thought it was the best thing.

Thank William F
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Please don't go out of your way to visit the festival of lights! I've read about this attraction in a few different articles listing it among the best and even seen it on a television show. What were they thinking? In person, it was a huge let down. The displays cover a lot a ground which is how they can claim it is so big but we expected more lights. None of the lights were synchronized to music even thought they advertise a radio station to listen to on your drive. The part that disappointed us the most is that you could see 2/3 of the displays without paying (if you don't park). The signs lead you to the main entrance where you pay and get a parking pass. The attractions that you may choose to park and visit also charge a fee (we didn't stop at any of them). After you leave the main area the signs lead you out onto the main road where you can drive to two additional area that don't charge you. We felt ripped off.

Thank bearfest
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

If you can stay while viewing the lights, do so! We've always had a clean and spacious room, and enjoyed the family entertainment.

Thank Karen G
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We Drove from Mansfield, Ohio to see this "Amazing Light Display." We were DISAPPOINTED!! There were not many lights and the steep 20$ donation was OVERRATED!! NEVER AGAIN!!! We had more fun at the FREE Stubenville, Ohio Nutcracker display that we hit up on our way back home.

Thank rosalanda w
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. The Festival of Lights was great. However, I didn’t love riding in the trolley to see them. It was really cold and the windows had a layer of ice that was hard to see through. Our guide on the tour, though, was great! I do think the resort area could have better signage. We had no idea where anything was and struggled to find things. We couldn’t get in to eat at either of the restaurants without a two hour wait, but the local restaurants we found were excellent.

Thank vacamom3
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