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Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle
(4.7/5 based on 15,000+ reviews on the web)
Chihuly Garden and Glass features a comprehensive exhibit showcasing the work of Dale Chihuly, a renowned American glass sculptor and entrepreneur. Despite the considerable technical difficulties of working with blown glass, Chihuly uses it as a primary medium for large installations and environmental artwork, some of which you can see at this gallery. The artist's complex and colorful glass sculptures fill the eight-room greenhouse. Stop by the adjacent garden to see a blend of nature and more blown-glass creations. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Chihuly Garden and Glass and many more Seattle attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Seattle tourist route planner.
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  • I was completely blown away by the glass exhibit. There was a section closed off for a private party so we didn't get to see the room with the dome and chandeliers. The lights were placed for max effe...  more »
  • Not a place for children. Every display made of glass. Wonderful colours and the chandeliers were amazing. Definitely glad we made the effort to go as it is supposed to be the one place on the to do l...  more »
  • Nice staff. Beautiful glass artwork. Nice location. Great for all ages. Would recommend to anyone visiting the seattle area. 
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  • I was blown away by this museum! Before I went, I was wary about a museum for an individual artist, and thought Chihuly seemed to do the same wavy bowls over and over. I was so wrong. The breadth of his work is stunning, from those famous bowls, to neon, to ocean-inspired sculptures, to chandeliers, floor to ceiling high explosions of energy and light, to a room-size piece that's like walking through an alien garden--to the actual garden outside, filled with both flora and glass, both appearing to grow together in a sometimes bizarre, often beautiful garden. Make sure to make reservations at the Collections Cafe, located in the back of the museum. It's not just another museum cafe, this is clearly run by real chefs, because every dish was extraordinary. I had the Dutch baby pancake--which is like a souffle inside a heavy cast iron pot, with crisp roast potatoes, crisp bacon, and a side of scrambled eggs so perfectly cooked they seemed like more than scrambled eggs! The eggs, by the way, were unnecessary, there are a lot of eggs in the Dutch baby, and the portions are very large. My friend had the fish sandwich, which he said was exceptional, too. Most museum cafes are there because you're tired and hungry. This cafe serves that purpose--but is also a place to find really fine food!
  • Pretty. Pretty. Pretty. If you like creative art, blown glass, and colors, come check this place out. You can spend a good hour or so here checking out all the exhibits and taking pictures. I’m not typically a museum person, but I was impressed. Mostly because I like colorful things. And within this museum, I like how they showcase the blown glass with black lights, in a dark room, in a garden, on the ceiling, in forms of floor to ceiling sculptures, etc. Once you see a picture, you’ll be sold. Overall, check this place out if you’re ever in the area.
  • Breathtaking and disappointingly small. Even if you've seen Chihuly's installations in Venice and Vegas, this is worth seeing. Perfectly lit and displayed, they transport you. Unfortunately it's too short. It could have been twice as long and I would have been thrilled. Just keep that in mind so you take your time and don't rush through it.
  • A lot of really incredible glass work. I've never seen glass installations so elaborate and massive. I really enjoyed the Chandelier pieces and I have a new appreciation for glassblowing after visiting. Pictures really don't do the pieces justice due to how the artwork interacts with light. I'd list this as a must-see for anyone visiting Seattle.
  • This gallery was absolutely stunning. A must see attraction in Seattle. It was really cool to see all the sculptures some metres high and very intricate, all made of coloured glass. We were able to see a demonstration on how to make the items by the very talented artists.. They even took your photo and emailed it to you for free.