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“Too much to see!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of LeMay Museum at Marymount

LeMay Museum at Marymount
325 152nd Street East, Tacoma, WA 98445
253.272.2336
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Ranked #6 of 87 things to do in Tacoma
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Shelton, Washington
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“Too much to see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Lots of old cars and trucks from every era. Check to see when it is open as new spot opens in June 2012.

Visited September 2011
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lemaymarymount, Manager at LeMay Museum at Marymount, responded to this review, May 2, 2012
Our location at Marymount will continue to be open even after the LeMay - America's Car Museum opens in June 2012. We are open 6 days/week, year-round - Tuesday through Sunday. Come and see us!
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“A real hodgepodge”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

For the most part the autos are poorly displayed, many in multitiered racks that only allows you to only see the front ends of the autos. In other places the cars are set nose to tail in long rather boring rows. Very little information is presented about the vehicles, the museum relies on tour guide docents who are nice, but in the case of my tour, not particularly knowledgeable. Very few of the cars had the hoods open or were displayed to present the unique attributes of the car.

For the most part the vehicles are un-restored, and many are in pretty rough condition.

Visited January 2012
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lemaymarymount, Manager at LeMay Museum at Marymount, responded to this review, May 2, 2012
The LeMay Collection at Marymount is noted for its LARGE collection - it's in the Guinness Book of World Records, to give you some idea of the size. We advise guests ahead of time that two of the buildings they will see are displayed warehouse-style, and space is a premium for our collection. We could display the vehicles differently, but that would significantly reduce the number of vehicles on view, which would mean that the public wouldn't get to see them, and we don't like to disappoint visitors! Many visitors travel from around the world to visit our collection and see as many cars as possible. We pride ourselves on showing a variety of vehicles to please every visitor. Our collection includes one-of-a-kind rarities, many well-restored vehicles, as well as good condition and low mileage "originals", and everyday "drivers"; and, yes, even some project cars. Come and see for yourself! Our volunteer tour guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic - they come here because they love the collection, and we know that you will love it, too!
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“A must for car buffs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

I'm not that into cars so the LONG tour was a bit much for me. You can't stroll around on your own. The tour guide was personable and the cars were interesting but it was a good 90 minutes and we probably could have done it in 30 minutes on our own.

Visited September 2011
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Seattle, Washington
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“Fun for car enthusiasts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

The grounds are beautiful. Has a great history. Used to be a military school from 1923 until the 70's. It was bought by the LeMay's in the 1980's. They also have tours of the old school, and chapel once a month. The tours of the old school and the "awesome" car museum are led by knowledgeable volunteers. The last Sat. of August is their big car show. Fun for all the family and car buffs. It is now called the LeMay Family Collection, so that it won't be confused with the new car museum going up near the Tacoma Dome. A worthwhile afternoon if you love cars.

Visited July 2011
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Berkshire, Massachusetts
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“Incredible volume... some great cars... lots of "stuff"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

When you first drive in you think it's a junk yard because there is so much stuff around... initially not what you expect... but the collections are huge. Hard to take it all in. Barns of multi level cars... parked end to end. Some in great condition, some not but very interesting for those looking to see vintage cars, trucks and other vehicles. The best and renovated cars are at the end of the tour by a very knowledgeable volunteer.,

Worth the time if this is what you are into.... OPen house in August has another 300 cars at the family residence plus Mrs. LeMays "other" collectionsn including dollars> A very active placed.

Visited May 2011
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