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Marsh's Free Museum

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Address: 409 Pacific Ave S, Long Beach, WA 98631-4021
Phone Number:
+1 360-642-2188

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Interesting spot

You can buy touristy stuff, look at oddities and even play old nickel games. It's part antique shop, part museum, part tourist shop and part candy/toy store.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was amazing, so much stuff everywhere it was hard to see it all. Would like it if they separated all the things to see on one side and the gift shop stuff on the other just so you could make sure you see it all. Also I read somewhere they had a bowl made of human skin but... More 

Thank William G
Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

You can buy touristy stuff, look at oddities and even play old nickel games. It's part antique shop, part museum, part tourist shop and part candy/toy store.

Thank jenguertin
Gig Harbor, Washington
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

No visit to Long Beach WA would be complete without a trip to Marsh's. It is like a mini time machine. There are machines from the last century that tell your fortune or romantic inclinations. Notions and gifts galore. Don't forget to say hello to Jake the alligator man.

Thank mellen2000us
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Fun place to visit. Lots of cool merchandise. Even some entertainment from some of it! I even found some glass bouys there, which I hadn't been able to find anywhere else (for a reasonable price.)

Thank Sarah B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Gift shop included. Very antique items old carnival type nickel machines Jake the alligator man passion love chair etc. A must go to place. Directly next to Rodeway inn.

Thank Lisa L
St. George, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This "museum' is filled with some of the weirdest things you will encounter anywhere in the world. they also havce a great variety of souvenirs for the traveler.

Thank Mical T
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We spent way more time than I thought we would at Marsh's, playing the vintage game machines and looking at everything. The cashier was very friendly each time we walked up to ask him to make change. My kids loved playing the machines, especially the crane "claw" machine - they got lucky and won several small trinkets. They even gave... More 

Thank WSHolly
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

There isn't alot of museum type of stuff to see here but it is a fun shopping stop. Lots of tourist type gifts and shopping. I bought some delish salt water taffy, tasted very fresh and was super affordable. My hubby got a nice Long Beach shirt that he liked and again reasonable price. Fun place to spend 30 minutes... More 

Thank Leslie W
Oregon City, Oregon
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Had fun looking at all the oddities here. Jake the alligator man was cool. Loved to see all the old working game machines. Pretty much something here for everyone.

Thank OCKim
Tacoma, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Be sure to check out Jake the Alligator Man, and bring lots of dimes and nickels for the vintage game machines! You won't believe this place-it's so weird and Lynchian. A must-see!

Thank iammsleah

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