Kite Clubs

  • Associated Oregon Kites (AOK) PO Box 25616  Portland, OR 97298
  • Northwest Sport Kite League Contact Bud Hayes
  • Pierce County Kiteflyers Assoc.  (PCKA) Contact Bob Wendt  253-848-6325
  • Squalicum Kite Flyers Contract Mike Button
  • Washington Kitefliers Assoc. (WKA) Contact Rick White
  • Westport Windriders Contact Marla Miller  253-752-7051
  • Whidbey Island Kite Flyers Assoc. Contact Al or Marjorie Taylor 360-678-9358
  • American Kite Fliers Association (AKA)
  • British Columbia Kitefliers Association (BCKA) PO Box 755  Vancouver, BC Canada V6H4E4

Kiting Links

  • Find more Washington State kite flying information at the Washington Kitefliers Association.  They are friends of the museum and full of great info about flying and fun!
  • Check out the story by Scott Davis on the recent Windless Kite Festival sponsored by the World Kite Museum. You can read it, along with other great articles, at
  • Tom Tinney has a nice little site, all about miniature kites. Take a look at
  • Kites Unlimited (a sponsoring merchant) is a nice link to kite activities in and around North Carolina. See their site at
  • The Best place to make a kite building instructor out of you:
  • When on the East Coast check out the South Jersey Kite Flyers.
  • Our friends at Afghan Artisan are selling kites made by Basir Baria, who was featured at Kite Festival 2009 as a guest speaker on his experience in helping make the movie Kite Runner.[/column][column width=”1/2″]

Nearby Museums to Visit

  • Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Ilwaco, Washington Featured exhibits include: Land of the Canoe People, Life in a Seaside Town, and The Railroad That Ran by the Tide. Phone 360-642-3446 or reach them on the internet at
  • Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Ilwaco, Washington (Cape Disappointment State Park) Call 360-642-3078 or go to
  • Pacific Coast Cranberry Museum, Long Beach, Washington Showcasing the history of cranberries and cranberry harvesting. 360-642-5553 or
  • Pacific County Historical Museum, South Bend, Washington Contact at 360-875-5224
  • Willapa Seaport Museum, Raymond, Washington Exhibits featuring maritime artifacts of the Willapa Bay region. Call 360-942-5666.
  • Northwest Carriage Museum, Raymond, Washington Houses a collection of over 20 elegant horse-drawn carriages, buggies, and sleighs from the late 19th century. Contact them at:
  • Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria, Oregon Exhibits illustrating the maritime history of the Columbia, from early explorers to modern day tug boats, and the contributions of the U.S. Coast Guard. Call 503-325-2323 or go to
  • Firefighters Museum/Children’s Museum, Astoria, Oregon 2968 Marine Drive. Call 503-325-2203
  • Capt. George Flavel House, Astoria, Oregon A fully restored Victorian mansion. 444 Eighth St. Contact at 503-325-2203
  • Clatsop County Heritage Museum, Astoria, Oregon 1618 Exchange St. Call 503-325-2203
  • Oregon Film Museum, Astoria, Oregon. Celebrates the art and legacy of films and film-making in Oregon. Since The Fisherman’s Bride, in 1908, Oregon has helped give birth to such classics as The General, The Great Race, The Goonies, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Paint Your Wagon,  Animal House,  Kindergarten Cop and more.  732 Duane Street, in what was once the County Jail.  503-325-2203

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