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Marsh's Free Museum

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

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Quirky and fun

My family took me here as a child and every time I go back, it takes me back. My 4 year old son absolutely had a ball in there but he was a bit hesitant about Jake the Alligator... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rob S
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Victoria, Canada
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90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its not a museum. It is a place to get souvenirs. But they have everything! And I mean everything. It is very crowded with stuff.

Thank KLEwing
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family took me here as a child and every time I go back, it takes me back. My 4 year old son absolutely had a ball in there but he was a bit hesitant about Jake the Alligator Man as was I at his age. If you're looking to kill a few hours having a blast, this is the... More 

Thank Rob S
Long Beach, Washington
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Marshes is a fun combo of a unique item museum and a cool gift shop. They have many items to see and to buy, terrific for families to spend a couple of hours.

Thank markandcherylo
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Marsh's is definitely an unique place to shop. Their products range from saltwater taffy, clothes, souvenirs, to a large selection of seashells. They also have vintage amusement park oddities and numerous odd taxidermy items on display. Everyone can find something to see or buy here.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Darrington, Washington
Level Contributor
8 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not real impressed with this place. It is mostly full of cheap souvenir's. I don't think I could recommend this to anyone.

Thank Margie H
Rainier, Oregon
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has tons of things to see and play with. Spent almost 2 hours in there trying stuff and shopping for gifts. It was awesome!!

Thank Jodi R
Otis, Oregon
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's just a typical tacky souvenir shop with some weird oddities. Nothing special. I guess everyone should see it at least once.

Thank Mark H
Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fun place to visit in Long Beach, lots of interesting things, two headed sheep, fossils, Jake the mummified half man half alligator, shells, glass balls. Friendly staff, and you get a free shell with every purchase

Thank joleekiwi
Bonney Lake, Washington
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to look around at all the interesting and odd antiquities, shells, gifts and more! Fun old self playing musical machines so bring change and enjoy!

Thank Kim S
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Must stop in to see the all in one band box and JAKE the alligator man! Many souvenirs to choose from and tons of artifacts from around the area. The people working the desk were very helping and knew tons of info about the area. One of my favorite places in Long Beach.

Thank Quack001

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