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

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The Best (and perhaps only) Kite Museum in the world

Breezy Long Beach has long hosted world kite competitions and this, probably the only kite museum in the world. Now well over a decade old in this space, it's really one of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
David P
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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101 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Breezy Long Beach has long hosted world kite competitions and this, probably the only kite museum in the world. Now well over a decade old in this space, it's really one of the best things to do on the Long Beach Peninsula. From the ancient Chinese through Ben Franklin, the Wright Brothers, World War II and the present day, it's... More 

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Lakebay, Washington
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I think anyone who loves kites should go thru. We learned a lot and had a great time looking at all the displays.

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Thank Jean S
Boise, Idaho
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We never knew that there are so many different kites & kite stunts. From floating animals to Japanese fighting kites to Chinese & other Asian styles. The current display downstairs of the Long Beach Kite Festival posters is a treat for art lovers, as are many of the kites.

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Thank pfcoach
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485 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

As a kid I played with kites, but I never knew just how diverse the world of kites can be. There are kites from all over the world, with wonderful videos on how kites are used in other cultures. There is a part on how kites were used in WWII. Worth a stop.

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Thank AngusDad
Sumpter, Oregon
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

What a blast! Every which way you look there's something colorful and one if a kind in the sky. Too many events going on to go to them all. Will remember our first kite fight we saw forever!

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We've been to this museum a couple times and have enjoyed seeing it evolve. It is very small but has a nice selection of kites from around the world and does a nice job explaining how kites have been used throughout history. They also have set up some videos (both historical and current) which I enjoy the most. I'd love... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I've never been into kites but during a day trip to the beach, it was close by. It had some really unique kites. I think it was the only museum I've ever been in where you can actually touch the displays. If you're a fan of kites, this is a must see.

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Clearfield, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The World Kite Museum makes a lovely diversion for an hour or two while you're in Long Beach. The collection includes some beautiful kites from around the world and a fascinating look at military uses for kites. Videos supplement the artifacts and give an opportunity to see kites in action. And, of course, you'll learn about annual Washington State International... More 

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Small quaint museum about kites with every kind of kite you could imagine on sale. Worth a short stop especially with children but my wife and I were traveling alone and we enjoyed the museum a lot.

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Napavine, Washington
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Never having been to a kite museum before, I wasn't sure what to expect. But, overall, it was an interesting place to visit, especially if you are into kites. It covers a wide array of kite types and the history of kites from all over the world. They had two cool project areas (meant mostly for kids, but we adults... More 

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