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Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

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Address: 719 South King Street, Seattle, WA 98104
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+1 206-623-5124
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This museum preserves and celebrates the history and culture of Asian...

This museum preserves and celebrates the history and culture of Asian Americans. One of the two permanent exhibits details the immigration history of Asians and Pacific Islanders to Washington.

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This little gem of history, current educational classes and great museum guides offers a new comer to Asian history a quick brief look into life for those who fisrt arrived into... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little gem of history, current educational classes and great museum guides offers a new comer to Asian history a quick brief look into life for those who fisrt arrived into Seattle. The museum store even has travel MJ sets, great jewelry and something for every age. The sense of community is strong and alive within this museum. It is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the Wing Luke Museum many times--on my own, with friends, with my students--and consider it one of the best museums in Seattle. This is the home of important archives (used by students, journalists, and researchers), thoughtful exhibits, and cultural events. It plays a valuable role in the maintenance and interpretation of the historical record, with due... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is a really nicely done museum recoding the history of the asian population in Seattle. The tour of the grocery and hotel is really good and a must do. A gem of a place.

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League City, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This museum really shows you the development of the International District of Seattle. Take the neighborhood tour! We did. Our tour guide was James. So much history that we would never have learned on our own about the neighborhood.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Went to see the Bruce Lee exhibit. Wasn't disappointed. But walked away with so much more information. Took the whole tour including the family club room and the hotel. They are planning more ethic traveler rooms. Can't wait to see what's included.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

seattle his a cool interesting history about asian americans that you learn a lot about at the museum. It's one of the original sites of where Sun Yet Sen came to get money to start the republic of China.

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Lake Stevens, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I have wanted to go here since they moved into the present building. It is wonderful. You really need to take the guided tour, it is free with admission. You go to the controlled access areas, and this is the only way you will see them. Between a store that was moved and reconstructed, or the original hotel on the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We found this museum by accident after a trip for Yum Cha ( Dim Sum), arriving just as a tour was leaving. What an interesting tour, learning about Chinese and Japanese Americans, and their early lives and challenges in USA. I then booked on the Noodle Slurp - the museum runs food tours fortnightly changing the focus every quarter aimed... More 

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Armonk, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Just happened to snag a parking space in front and after dim sum, we went in to take a look. A tour was starting, so we quickly decided to join in. The guide waited for us to pay, and then did the intro spiel which was a little boring for someone who regularly visits Seattle. But then we toured the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We learned a lot about how Chinese culture was during early 1900 to war time in this area. It was very interesting to learn of the different families, tour a real store that operated for almost 100yrs. Our tour guide I think named June was very knowledgeable and even gave us tips on where to eat lunch in the neighborhood.

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