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“Amazing Museum”

World Kite Museum & Hall of Fame
Ranked #4 of 14 things to do in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Long Beach's winds make it a mecca for kite enthusiasts.
Auburn, Washington
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing Museum”
Reviewed 19 June 2013

We are not museum people but decided to give it a try after locals suggested we visit. We really enjoyed it, not only for the amazing kites but we learned so much. We watched a video from the island of Bali where they capture live bats with kites and they were big bats! Parents were teaching their kids how to catch them. The wing span of the bats was about 2 feet. We also watched a video on how they used kites for artillery practice to shoot down enemy planes during World War II. The kite displays were very well done. One kite was 70 feet long and there were kites from different countries particularly southeast Asia. There was even one shaped liked a horse (3 dimensional).

Visited June 2013
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Tacoma, Washington
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“WOW !!!”
Reviewed 18 June 2013

If you are a kite fanatic or a family with kids this place is for you. They have kites from all over the world and they are right there so you can see them and they give you the history of kite flying and the importance of the kite through the years; way cool thing to watch is the Balinese flying kites to catch bats and then you can make your own kite too!!!!!!!!!. The curator was very friendly and very knowledgeable.

Visited June 2013
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Topeka, Kansas
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184 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good Way to Spend Some Time”
Reviewed 14 June 2013

The ladies at the desk at the front were very informative about the museum. I thought the kites were very fascinating. To see the colors, styles and uses of kites from around the world was good information. It was a nice way to spend a couple of hours. I don't know that it would be as much as a fun thing for a child as it would be for an adult, but was an enjoyment for me.

Visited June 2013
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Prince Albert, Canada
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63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nice little museum”
Reviewed 13 May 2013

If you like kites this is the place to go. There were many different kinds and some history was given as well. The displays were beautiful and there were hands on things to do, ie make a kite and a paper crane. The admission was very reasonable as well.

Visited May 2013
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Federal Way, Washington
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Kites & a little Education”
Reviewed 9 May 2013

This place had more information than I thought was possible on the subject of kites. Take the challenge of making an oragami crane. We ended up frustrated and never did get it figured out. But lots of people make them. So we guess it's possible. haha!

Visited May 2013
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