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“If you are there, worth a visit.”

World Kite Museum & Hall of Fame
Ranked #4 of 15 things to do in Long Beach
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Owner description: Long Beach's winds make it a mecca for kite enthusiasts.
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“If you are there, worth a visit.”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

The museum, while small, describes how kites were used during the war, and their history. Kites displayed from different countries, are colorful and interesting, though limited. Gift shop has lots of kites for sale. I was glad the admission was so reasonable, as we were not compelled to spend much time there. Kids would probably enjoy the hands on part.

Visited August 2012
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Mill Valley
Level 6 Contributor
78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

The World Kite Museum & Hall of Fame is indeed a surprise in this fairly remote corner of Washington State where many surprising delights await the traveler who comes here. The array and variety of kites alone is impressive, but the way they're displayed and the chronology and historical organization of their significance is also quite effective. Just the shear size or detail of some of the kites is staggering. In addition, there are video stations with clips of the kites in action; particularly impressive are the massive kites that are controlled by dozens of participants along the shores of Japan. As another reviewer aptly put it, one comes away from this museum changed and enriched.

Visited May 2012
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Long Beach, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“You will learn a lot”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

We live in Seaview and the Long Beach Peninsula is a Mecca for all the wind loving fans....stop for 1 hour to the Museum..you will leave a different person

Visited May 2012
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Madison, South Dakota
Level 6 Contributor
367 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
“Kites can be a lot more than the paper ones we remember as kids”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

This museum provides a fascinating look at the way the simple concept of the kite is interpreted by cultures around the world. There are fighting kites from Asia (it made us want to watch The Kite Runner the next day) and there is an interesting, but slightly creepy, video of how people in Bali use kites to attract and catch bats! There is also an interesting display on the use of kites in WWII.There's also a "make your own kite" table for the kids (or the young at heart.) The exhibits are simple, and the videos are old (how many VCR's have you seen at a museum lately), but the staff are very friendly and the place exudes a feeling of fun. There is a gift shop with lots of kites for sale if you want to go out on the beach to test your skilsl.

Visited July 2012
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Central Oregon, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Cool little place. Unique”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

There's kites here. Stories behind the kite. Very cool place. The only one in North America and it's right there in Long Beach

Visited May 2012
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