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Warther Museum

331 Karl Ave, Dover, OH 44622-2767
+1 330-343-7513
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Unexpectedly Amazing

We went simply to pass the time while we waited to go to a reception. Five minutes there we were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Marilyn T
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Truly Amazing

If you are passing through the area this is a must see. The carving work that Mr. Warther was able... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
thorno2
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The Warther Museum is home of the world famous woodcarvings of steam engines by Ernest Mooney Warther carved out of ivory, ebony, and walnut. Mrs. Warther's button collection numbers over 73,000 buttons in patterns, and her Swiss style gardens still bloom seasonally to this day. The Warther Museum is more than you can imagine as you see what two people created in just one lifetime.
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331 Karl Ave, Dover, OH 44622-2767
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went simply to pass the time while we waited to go to a reception. Five minutes there we were hooked on the heartwarming story, the high level of art work and the genuine caring atmosphere of the museum. The exhibits are informative but not...More

Thank Marilyn T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are passing through the area this is a must see. The carving work that Mr. Warther was able to accomplish during his lifetime was very impressive. Jim gave us a very informative tour and enjoyed the stories that he shared. Also be sure...More

Thank thorno2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have carving museum. Then you have the Warther Museum. If you prefer the typical carving museum over a fantastic carving museum, then this place is not for you. If you would like to see amazing things, and amazing is a major understatement, this is...More

1  Thank JohnBCowgill
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Friends recommended this museum to us years ago. We finally had a chance to go. We got there when it opened and were the only two people on the tour, which was given by the daughter-in-law of the original Mr. Warther, who had done all...More

4  Thank poodletravelers
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The Warther Museum features dozens of amazing carvings of steam locomotives reproduced to scale and accurate in every detail, by Ernest Mooney Warther which are viewed during an informative tour that also explains the remarkable life of the person behind the carvings. Tours run continuously...More

2  Thank Steve1362
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Visiting our grandchildren in New Philadelphia, Ohio and had about a half a day to explore. Our daughter suggested we take the our of the Warther Museum in Dover; we had never heard of it. It was totally awesome! We are planning on going back...More

Thank Kirk M
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing experience. As we walk through we saw all the intricate carvings that was made by hand. This truly is a hidden gem in the area. I highly recommend this to be experienced at least one time. They do an amazing job...More

Thank Jonathangram
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

The museum has a number of beautiful original hand carved train engines made of wood and ivory and definitely worth your time to view and take in the tour. they also sell the warther knives here made on the property.

1  Thank Rosie H
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We’ve been to Warther Museum six times and are already looking forward to the next, with more guests. We love introducing Mooney Warther and his amazing mind, life, family and carvings to those who are unfamiliar. Our guests always wonder why they’d not heard of...More

1  Thank Susan J
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We visited this place just to kill some time. Boy, we were not disappointed! This was well worth the money. We had no clue about Mr. Weather and his legacy. Our guide made it very fascinating to hear of his story. The trains and carvings...More

Thank Sally S
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Leslie C
19 January 2018|
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Response from Canad_ian1952 | Reviewed this property |
In addition David Warther, a living related carver has a studio nearby. He also carves in Ivory focusing on ships. Well worth some time. Taking route 557 south out of Berlin will take you through the Doughty Creek Valley... More
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Judy C
17 July 2016|
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Response from Marsha S | Reviewed this property |
Although the guided tour lasts approximately one hour, you can also tour Warthers home, his wife's button house and the gardens. The tour moved along at a fairly good pace (not unreasonably so). Once the guide was done... More
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Dave F
4 July 2016|
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Response from Stiegjl | Reviewed this property |
yes a must see- you can spend a couple of hours there
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