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Group Tours at Oglebay
Oglebay Resort & Conference Center is the perfect place for group tours. Features include 271-room Wilson Lodge, Casual & Fine Dining, Spa, 54 Cottages, Ski & Snowboard Area, 72 Holes of Golf, Specialty Shops, Gardens, Good Zoo & Benedum Planetarium, Mansion Museum, Glass Museum, Indoor & Outdoor Pools, Tennis, Fishing, Stables, Miniature Golf, Environmental Center, Pedal Boating and a Resort Shuttle.
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Behind the Scenes Garden Tour - Available April thru October
Enjoy a peaceful, history-filled behind the scenes tour of Bissonnette Gardens.

Bissonnette Gardens, once named Waddington Gardens, are a restoration that existed at Oglebay when the property was still a private estate in the early 1900’s. Your guided tour, in the 16-acre gardens, will focus on the history of the buildings still in use today.

Tour Includes:

• Guided tour of Bissonette Gardens and souvenir
• Choice of lunch menu: "Deli Plate" or "The Club"
• Your choice of one of the following:
- Mansion Museum Admission
- Oglebay Institute Glass Museum Admission
- Good Zoo with choice of theater show or train ride

For more information, call 800-972-1991 or email

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Summer Entertainment Series
Presented by The Elizabeth Stifel Kline Foundation Enjoy FREE concerts during the Summer months at the Anne Kuchinka Amphitheater located in Oglebay’s 16-acre Bissonnette Gardens. Sit back and enjoy performances by local artists as they feature music highlighting a variety of genres including Jazz and the 1970’s soft rock. All performances are from 7 pm to 9 pm. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be moved to an indoor facility.

2012 Schedule of performances

27 Hot Pursuit - Variety of pop, rhythm & blues

3 Wheeling Park High School Bluegrass Band - Bluegrass
10 Sarah Hays Band - Rock & blues
17 Smoke Daddy - Classic rock favorites
24 Richard Smith and Julie Adams - This guitar and cello duo play everything from The Beatles to Sousa

1 David Wells - Smooth jazz
3 The John Denver Review (Schenk Lake) - Tribute to John Denver
8 The Fabulous Bender Boys - Benerized country
15 The Subway Band - Do wop & classic hits
22 Tady Bears - Polka
29 National Pike Pickers - Traditional bluegrass and more

5 Cabin Fever - Old time country & bluegrass
12 De' Ja 'Vu - Classic sounds of the 50s, 60s, & 70s
19 Silver Sky - Variety
26 Bridges and Friends - Classic rock & favorites

2 Music Under the Stars - Wheeling Symphony, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

For more information, call 800-972-1991 or email

The Historic Capitol Theatre - Located in Downtown Wheeling, WV

2012 Schedule of Performances
  • June 20
    Comedian Ralphie May
  • October 27
    Rock Roll And Dop Wop IV
  • December 01, 2012:
    Ernie Haas And Signature Sound
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Visit for complete show descriptions.

Let the Oglebay Group Tours Department create a package for you!
Call 800-972-1991 for more information or to purchase tickets.
It's not too early to plan ahead!
Festival of Lights: November 9, 2012 - January 6, 2013
For over 25 years, this six mile driving show has dazzled visitors with a million lights on 300 acres. See 75 larger-than-life light displays including several new additions this year! Join in the celebration and see for yourself why so many visitors return year after year to this special holiday light festival.
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Featured Activity: Paint Your Own Pottery
Schrader Environmental Education Center
November 15 – December 31
10am – 4pm, Wed.-Sat
Noon - 4pm, Sun.
Choose from several unique holiday ornaments to paint or glaze! Pieces must be left overnight to dry and picked up before departing the Park. Prices range from $5-10, depending on piece.

Many other fun, seasonal activities available during the Festival of Lights!
Let Oglebay staff help plan your tour to include a day of activities followed by dinner and a tour of the light displays.

For more information, call 800-972-1991 or email

Screen shot of online market place. Oglebay Online Market Place!
Now you can purchase gift cards & baskets, various Oglebay souvenirs & products from our spa online! Gift cards available in five different designs in any amount, and valid at all Oglebay and Wheeling Park facilities.

Click here to shop!

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