LeMay Collections at Marymount

LeMay Collections at Marymount

LeMay Collections at Marymount
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Steve H
Kihei, HI56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Friendly staff, amazing number of cars and motorcycles, very knowledgeable staff, explained all about cars from the earliest to current. Highly recommend this museum.
Be careful not to confuse it with the LeMay car museum. Most people go to the other one by mistake, I did and so did others I met. Remember this address
Written June 24, 2018
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JALFAN
Sumner, WA2,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Friends
Don't miss the Marymount Museum. This place is a car lovers dream. The day we went our tour was eight people or so. The tour guide was very informative & fun to chat with. There is so many types of cars to see. They do a big open house in early Sept that's fun. But a viewing at other times of the year is a treat

https://www.lemaymarymount.org/index.php
Written September 28, 2013
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SpikesShieldmaiden
Auburn, WA55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
I "accidentally" bought a Groupon to this. I thought it was for the museum in Tacoma. I almost blew it off as a waste of money. Who wants to go all the way to Spanaway? Well, we went anyway & we enjoyed it so much. It's not all glitz & shine like the museum. It shows the "real" Mr LeMay & how much he loved vehicles of all sorts. It's worth the trip. And it's family friendly.
Written June 10, 2013
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TheNWTammy
Olympia, WA130 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Family
First of all, bundle up. It's freezing cold here. If you have arthritis at all....don't bother. This was a rather painful 'Run' through the museum. We couldn't stay long because of no heat but what little we saw was cool. The problem being is that so much of the really cool stuff is up on the racks where you can't see them at all! To me, that's not really a museum! And you KNOW that all the really cool cars that you really want to see are up in those racks!
This was a waste of time for us. Luckily we got our tickets through Amazon Local and didn't pay full price.

The other LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma is a totally different organization (Yet they have the same name pretty much...go figure) and it's pretty pricey ($14 per adult along with $5-$10 parking) but the selection and ability to see all the cars is so much better. It's warmer too! Skip this museum that isn't a real museum and go to the LeMay Car Collection in Tacoma near the Tacoma Dome. You'll like it better!
Written January 15, 2013
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The LeMay Family Collection at Marymount improved the heating in our White and Green Buildings in January 2013, so they are warmer than this visitor may have experienced if they visited in December 2012 while they were installing the new heaters.
Written January 24, 2013
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Pam360
Maple Valley, Washington24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Family
We thought our Groupon tix were for the new Lemay Car Museum next to the Tacoma Dome, until we plugged in the address and travel routes in our i-Phone, which took us to a different site: in Lakeland, west of Downtown Tacoma. We had gotten tix for Lemay Marymount. Adventurers that we are, we knew we would be happy with wherever destiny took us. We were NOT dissapointed! The automobile collection was of the same Lemay family that the new Tacoma attraction is about. We know we will visit there someday too, but this was possibly a better introduction to the amazing collection that at his peak, Mr. Lemay collected over 4,000 automobiles! 4,000 plus! Wow! What we saw was nothing less than amazing. I cannot believe the beauty of most of this collection of steel and rubber. And variety. Simply all kinds of cars and motorcycles too. There was even a red high-heel motorized contraption--a motorcycle or a car? The restoration and original condition of these cars is just something the whole family will enjoy!
Written January 13, 2013
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Sue B
Seattle, WA427 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Couples
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.
Written August 10, 2011
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Harry F
Tacoma, WA195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017
One of the reasons I love this collection is that it has a number of vehicles that I identify with. These are not just exotic cars - these are cars that are part of my own history of cars that I owned. Makes me want to say: "Wow, if I had kept that car..." The nice thing is that this collection also has some interesting and rare vehicles that are a char m to revisit. I usually take all of my out-of-town guests who love cars to this collection. The laid back presentation of these care make the Museum a great "Recommendable place to Visit."
Written May 11, 2018
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Harry F
Tacoma, WA195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
Took my business clients who were attending a conference in Tacoma to this place for a little diversion between conference dates. The men and the women were just having a blast as they toured the many cars on display in various warehouses. The stories they told about their experiences in similar cars were entertaining and pleasant memories. Wish we could have had more time to visit all the vehicles on display.
Written June 18, 2014
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Olfar
Port Orchard, WA124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
Just like a previous reviewer, we got a Groupon thinking it was for the other place on the freeway. Since it was no good there, we bought tickets anyway and enjoyed ourselves.

Flash forward a year and a half and our visitors return wanting to try the Marymount location. Again, our expired Groupon was accepted.

this is a huge collection and a MUCH better experience than the other place. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining. Even my better half, who has no interest in cars at all, was entertained.

The saddest part for me was that I got to see at least a half a dozen cars there like the ones that I had owned a a kid. I guess that means I am OLD! ;-)
Written January 18, 2014
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silvrayn
Redmond, WA41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
Many moons ago we bought a GroupOn for the LeMay. When we decided to use the GroupOn, we searched for LeMay, found the other museum right off the highway in downtown Tacoma, and we were on our way. When we got there, they explained our mistake, implied the Marymount museum was quite a long way away, and so we decided to keep the groupon for another day and check out the museum we had fought so hard to find a parking spot for. We had a great time, but...

Flash forward many months. The GroupOn long since expired, but we wanted to get the amount we paid back, so we decided to visit the "second" LeMay museum. Image my surprise when they agreed to honor the promotional amount of the GroupOn despite the fact that it expired months ago.

We were really impressed with the variety of cars in the primary building and how close we were able to get. The trip only improved when we were given a private volunteer guide who took us out to the other two buildings. Despite how late in the day it was, he stayed with us an hour after closing so that we could see each of the cars and told us great stories about how they were collected and their histories.

Yes, there were many cars in storage on the second and third levels of the two external buildings. Given that our trip took about 3 hours already, I think it's safe to say that we would have been there all day had we been able to see the other two floors, so I don't consider it a negative.

We were one of about 10 guests visiting during the three hours we were there. We were never rushed. We never had someone pop in front of our view because they could. It was a totally different, much more personal experience.

While we enjoyed both, the LeMay Museum at Marymount was by far the better experience in Tacoma.
Written September 8, 2013
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