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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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History of kites

After seeing huge kites flying on the beach we were curious about the museum. It's amazing how kites have been used throughout the world. Examples of the different styles of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Reno, Nevada
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Buffalo, Wyoming
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a fun and exciting place to visit. Kite flying is a long standing tradition at the beach. And, Long Beach is the best place for it. Take the family and learn about the best of the best. It will inspire you to take up kite flying as a fun family tradition.

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Petersburg, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

There are some interesting things here. It is currently showing posters from all of the kite festival years, plus video clips from recent festivals. Some of these were quite amazing. Upstairs features kite history and selections from various nations, mostly from Asia. There are two hands-on stations for origami and kite making. It's worth admission for spending an hour or... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Interesting. If you're a kite lover, especially if you're interested in their use in various cultures, it's probably right up your alley.

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

After seeing huge kites flying on the beach we were curious about the museum. It's amazing how kites have been used throughout the world. Examples of the different styles of kites used in different cultures on display. The exhibit on how kites were used by the military was fascinating.

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Not expensive and a pleasant way to spend an hour. Seeing the posters from past Long Beach Kite Festivals is worth the admission. They range from beautiful to whimsical. There's a work station for kids to build their own (free) small kites. There are videos of past Long Beach kite festivals, kite competitions in Malaysia and Japan and even a... More 

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

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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Address: Address: 303 Sid Snyder Drive, Long Beach, WA 98631
Phone Number: 360-642-4020
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Long Beach

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