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LeMay - America's Car Museum

2702 East D. St., Tacoma, WA 98421
253.779.8490
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Ranked #3 of 37 attractions in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Tacoma, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Although we live in Tacoma we had never taken the time to visit one of the cities BEST attractions...LeMay -America's Car Museum. It is 4 stories dedicated to the history of the horseless carriage. There are vehicles from all over the world. From NASCAR to Rolls Royce to the "Flintmobile" . On the walls there is a plethora of information... More

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Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were surprised to find a micro and mini car show taking place on the grounds during our visit. Tiny cars from some 11 states participated. A number of autos I had never seen previously. The vehicles in the collection are also well maintained and displayed. I am especially draw to the collection of beautiful cars from the twenties and... More

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Sarah_ACM, Manager at LeMay - America's Car Museum, responded to this review

Hi Prairiedog17, thank you for taking the time to review ACM. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed yourself, and that you were able to experience the Microcar show! ACM is regularly host to car meets and shows. We also regularly invite car clubs to show their cars or host events at the Museum. There's always plenty to see in addition... More

Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a real space age building. The interior reminded me of the Spruce Goose by Howard Hughes. Really cool wood ribbing and like a hangar. Hundreds of the most stunning old cars from early 20th century to DeLorean. Lots of weird old funky cars that went out of business after a few years. Man oh man, the age of... More

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Sarah_ACM, Manager at LeMay - America's Car Museum, responded to this review

Hi Veronica -- you really know your cars! Thank you for taking the time to review ACM. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. Your review really highlights our celebration of America's love affair with the automobile. The cars in our collection vary from the luxurious and elegant to the family station wagon. Visitors are bound to have... More

Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The museum staff was very engaged and accessible. The levels were easy to walk. The cars were in amazing cosmetic condition.

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Kirkland, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This museum is very well done. I am not a huge car person but enjoyed my visit. And they have some great interactive "exhibits" too, although I wish they were all free. I particularly loved the Route 66 section, with old gas pumps and fun facts etc.

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Sarah_ACM, Manager at LeMay - America's Car Museum, responded to this review

Hi Kalisimone, Thank you for taking the time to review ACM. While we can't offer all of our interactive opportunities for free, we do have some great offerings including our hands-on Family Zone and our free photo-car opportunity. We also offer free seasonal attractions, such as our Summer Drive-In Movie Series and our newest offering, Take a Spin. I hope... More

BC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It's very well done, the volunteers are friendly and helpful, too. Well worth a visit if you're in to cars.

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Spokane, Washington
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155 reviews 155 reviews
43 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

LeMay America’s Car Museum takes about two to three hours to see. What I liked the most about LACM was that Mr. LeMay collected upper end makes, as well as common makes of cars. And Mr. LeMay collected compulsively, so you will see variations on the same car. Although classic cars are really not my interest, I did enjoy LACM.... More

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Sarah_ACM, Manager at LeMay - America's Car Museum, responded to this review

Hi Cheryl, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to ACM in May. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed yourself! I wanted to note for other visitors that the Volkswagen exhibit closed on Memorial Day, and we now have a Masters of Mustang exhibit up that celebrates 50 years of the Ford Mustang. The Volkswagen exhibit included... More

Yelm, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

4 FLOORS of Awesomeness. Cars in the Middle and on the ramps with nice descriptions. They have Videos playing speaking to various car lovers. You can even take your picture in a car for no charge. The Cars are nicely maintained in house theirs a garage on the lower level. They have some Car Simulators Set up as well. It... More

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Anderson Island, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I'm not really a car buff, so when my friend suggested we spend an afternoon at a car museum I wasn't expecting to like this as much as I did. The variety of cars here is unbelievable, including several vehicles in the collection that are the last one - or one of the last ones in existence. It's a working... More

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Sarah_ACM, Manager at LeMay - America's Car Museum, responded to this review

Hi Boeflak, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to ACM. We always love hearing that even non-car buffs enjoy their visit! You're correct that the LeMay Collection once exceeded 3,000 cars. ACM can house approximately 300 cars. The number on display will vary depending on exhibits and availability. Cars on display here are a combination... More

Chilliwack
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A very diverse selection of autos. If you're not sure you want to pay the price of admission, just wonder upstairs to the cafe, and have a free look over the first floor of the museum. I'm sure you'll agree, the place is worth the price.

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Sarah_ACM, Manager at LeMay - America's Car Museum, responded to this review

Hi Chilliwack62, thank you for taking the time to review ACM! Great advice to potential visitors: Classics Cafe is open for everyone, without Museum admission, and overlooks our picturesque Showcase Gallery. We also feature free events throughout the summer, including our Cruise-In events and Summer Drive-In Movie Series. These are great opportunities to get a taste of what ACM has... More

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