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World Kite Museum & Hall of Fame

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Address: 303 Sid Snyder Drive, Long Beach, WA 98631
Phone Number: 360-642-4020
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Description: Long Beach's winds make it a mecca for kite enthusiasts.

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Amazing kites!

We enjoyed the museum, the volunteer there was helpful. Interesting variety of history and kites. Learned about many types, fabrics, paper used, and they were all beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Etna, California
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Etna, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the museum, the volunteer there was helpful. Interesting variety of history and kites. Learned about many types, fabrics, paper used, and they were all beautiful.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Downstairs was an art exhibit which was nice...upstairs was all the kites...weird ones, big ones, etc...lots on Asian country kites which I didnt find all that interesting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This was a very interesting museum! I thought it would be boring but instead I found it fascinating learning about the history of kites in lands such as Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and China. You will learn how kites are used not only in playful and serious competitions, but have also been used as vital instruments in war times.... More 

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is well worth the stop. If you have ever flown a kite, you will like this Museum. We spent a couple hours with our grandchildren. They were not bored and seemed to enjoy it as well. They can even make a kite. There is so much that kites have been used for that we did not previously know. Great... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A fascinating museum with colorful kites from all around the world including a display about WWII kites. Worth the admission fee.

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Taylorsville, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We toured the Kite Museum on a rainy day in July. It was not busy so we took our time reading facts, watching videos and looking at all the kites on display. Learned a lot of interesting facts about kites. Enjoyable...well worth it.

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This museum is great for kids and adults. It has some activities that let the kids take away a small kite and they also get some touch and feel opportunities. Adults get a little history and cultural lesson learning about the meaning and use of kites in different cultures. I especially enjoyed seeing the incredible art of kite making, especially... More 

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Bonney Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you like either kites or history, this is a "must do" when you are in Long Beach. Your admission price helps support the work of the museum. Consider buying a yearly membership.

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Long Beach, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Many kites and accessories. Cool place. I didn't realize there were so many different styles. The people were very friendly there.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A great place to understand the importance of the kites ...It is here that I understood that kites are not just some beach toys....some amazing displays.Try to visit The Long Beach Peninsula during the Kite Festival in August. Nice gift shop also

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