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LeMay - America's Car Museum

Address: 2702 East D. St., Tacoma, WA 98421
Phone Number: 253.779.8490
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Ranked #3 of 29 Attractions in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I've been to other car museums around the country and in Europe. This is a true world class car museum. I would compare in in quality to BMW Welt in Munich. This place is worth a drive up from Portland, or a drive down from Vancouver, B.C. If you like cars, you will love ACM.

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Reggio Emilia
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A walk through history of US cars in a spectacular setting. Mr. LeMay had amassed the largest private collection of cars in the world, and it could hardly have found a better way to continue his heritage. On display, as well, a working slot cars track whose layout includes some of the most famous turns of a few US circuits... More 

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Fircrest, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The museum opened about 3 1/2 years ago next to the dome stadium in downtown Tacoma . Easy access from Interstate 5. It has about 2500 autos and other wheeled vehicles that rotate from the family's homestead nearby in Spanaway, Washington. The collection is all family owned. The musuem that houses the displays is unique. It looks like a giant... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love spending time with the volunteers who provide their take on the various cars and motorcycles on display. There is a bunch of other collectibles available to view as well. For me it is always a walk down "Memory Lane" because I have stories to tell of my own on cars I have owned and driven that have representative... More 

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Port Ludlow, Washington, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

I saw the cars my dad had admired, from the early horseless carriage,to the Stanley Steamer, to the nifty and grand cars we see in the movies. Four floors of pristinely maintained vehicles. The staff and docents were friendly and enthusiastic. I'll go again and bring grandkids and friends.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The LeMay car collection is huge. The museum is laid out very well. It is spread over 4 floors, with no stairs. The car displays are set up on very gradual ramps. So, it is very easy for anyone to leisurely stroll thru and see and enjoy, and learn about all the spectacular cars.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Even if you aren't into cars, it's still a great experience. Set aside 2 - 3 hours. Definitely worth it. World class museum and worth doing.

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Grandview, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

On the day of our visit there was a Hudson show going on outside so we knew the museum exhibits were going to be good. This is THE place to see automotive transportation from all over the world, including early and rare models that you don't find just anywhere. Do yourself and your favorite car nerd a favor - you'll... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Spent several hours visiting hundreds of exhibits and every vehicle imaginable except they didn't have a GTO. Thinking that I could ask staff to look it up on the computer and they said the inventory list is old and out of date. Bummer! Overall it was a great visit and we had a nice lunch in their cafe.

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Bellingham, Washington
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224 reviews 224 reviews
35 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Awesome collection by a guy who wanted one of everything, even station wagons, beautifully displayed. Don't limit yourself: allow at least two hours--you'll probably want to spend even more time but two hours is a must to walk-and-gawk the entire museum.

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