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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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More than a museum, The Wing is an experience. Step back in time into the...

More than a museum, The Wing is an experience. Step back in time into the living quarters of Asian pioneers and learn how they shaped Seattle. Check out exhibitions of real life stories, including Day in the Life of Bruce Lee, detailing the personal habits of global icon Bruce Lee and his local connection. And plan for a tour of the Chinatown-International District neighborhood - Seattle’s second Chinatown location – to get an insider look at its history, sights and foods. A must-do for anyone who wants the local experience.

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Very informative.

Well laid out. Variation in exhibits and workers were very informative and answered all my questions.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Seattle
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well laid out. Variation in exhibits and workers were very informative and answered all my questions.

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Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went due to the nature that my family name is "Luke". Ended up with a membership. Love this museum as you learn alot about the asian communities around Seattle. Learned more about our community than I thought was possible

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the Bruce Lee exhibit here along with some other small exhibits that are probably part of the permanent collection. If you want to see a museum about Asian culture, this will be interesting.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited the Tenament Museum on the lower east side on Manhattan, we were pleased to see the wonderful museum in Seattle that highlites the imigrant experince of Seattle's Asian (in its broadest sense) community. The free tour enhanced the visit with its personal touch. If you want to understand the role of Seattle's diverse community in the creation of... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend wanted to go here, so we tagged along. I love museums, so for me, this was an interesting stop. For my boyfriend, the Bruce Lee exhibit was a great surprise. He was fully occupied for the two hours we were there. I got some great magnets in the gift shop for him and my father, another Bruce Lee... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This exhibit focuses on the different Asian cultures found in the Pacific Northwest. It's not a huge museum and I wouldn't plan on spending more than 1-2 hours here. There is a nice area for children to try stitching a pattern on cloth but otherwise, the tour would be boring for them.

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

The museum is interesting but the real gem is the behind the scenes walking tour. I took the Historic Hotel Tour, which was amazing. The tour is given access to a grocery store, a residence hotel and a Chinese American Family Association lodge. During the tour the guide explained the working and living conditions of the turn of the century... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We all know something about Chinese immigrants who came to build the railways and Japanese citizens sent to internment camps during the Second World War. This museum, located in Seattle's International District, tells these stories and many others in accessible, empathic language. Suitable for school aged children and adults of all ages, this museum has a message about the contributions... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 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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Reviewed 23 January 2017 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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