Washington State History Museum

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Washington State History Museum

Washington State History Museum
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History museum full of informative displays and artifacts on the history of Washington state.
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Cowboydavy115
Spokane, WA248 contributions
Jun 2021
This is a very nice historical museum with some great exhibits showcasing the State of Washington and how it came about. This id a great place to spend the afternoon. Because of Covid, several exhibits were closed but it was still entertaining. Take a walk across the Chihuly Glass Bridge, it's amazing.
Written October 18, 2021
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lovetotravelmore
Independence, MO109 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Nice museum, very enjoyable with a reasonable price. Some display construction going on.
Displays were placed well and informative.
Written July 1, 2021
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nikki b
Delaware79 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
My husband and I came to visit and had a wonderful experience ! The exhibits on the 5th floor rotate through out the year so I can’t wait to come back and see others. Make sure you have at least 4 hours to really explore!
Written March 9, 2020
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97ozhappy
Alexandria, VA133 contributions
Oct 2019
This multi-floor renovated older building shows well the history of Washington state. Lots of great exhibits but the best for me, a train lover, is the setup of a part of the city back in the day which showcases various trains and yards with several moving trains. It takes up half of the top floor and can keep you engaged for a long time. Huzzah!
Written December 29, 2019
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Randy M
Montgomery, TX51 contributions
Nov 2019
I visited the museum with my children and grandchildren on a recommendation that we needed to see the model train exhibit. Unfortunately the trains were not running and there was no one on staff who could fix the problem. Several interactive exhibits on the same floor were also not working. Very disappointing. The Little Black Dress Exhibit was OK, but not of much interest to young children.
Written December 5, 2019
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G C
Anchorage, AK1,000 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
This nice facility is located in downtown Tacoma and can also be easily reached via the tram/public transportation... the main floor has exhibits covering Washington’s history from ancient past through present, and includes important topics such as Native grave repatriations, internment of Japanese Americans during WW2, etc. Everything is well curated and targeted towards audiences of all ages... there’s an excellent section featuring activities for kids too. Definitely worth checking out when you’re in Tacoma... enjoy!
Written November 10, 2019
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Lori L
Olympia, WA46 contributions
Nov 2019
Fun, entertaining, and informative exhibit on the Little Black Dress. Then went onto the exhibit with photos of the moon! That was amazing! We all had a fun time exploring this museum.
Written November 6, 2019
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Patricia K
Haymarket, VA241 contributions
Oct 2019
This is one of the most interestingly organized museums we have seen. The permanent museum on the 1st floor is beautifully done, making it easy to move from one section to another. It’s an interactive museum with recorded messages as you pass through various exhibits. A particular favorite was the exhibit on the various languages of the local tribes, many with vocalized messages. It is certainly worth a visit!
Written October 8, 2019
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bluehat64
London, UK287 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Really enjoyable visit to this museum which far exceeded our expectations. Lovely building in the downtown area which had many interesting exhibits which were really well laid out. I even loved the little black dress exhibition as well as my wife ! A really well put together exhibition showing the lbd over time. Lots of other highlights inc an amazing train set. Really friendly staff and provided a great insight to the people and region at the start of our 2 week road trip. 2 hours went really quickly and could have stayed longer.
Written September 22, 2019
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Cameron06820
Darien, CT516 contributions
Sep 2019
You'll need at least 2 hours to do even a cursory tour, but this was a truly world-class museum explaining WA's history, industry and people. Lots of interactive displays, movies and things for kids. Also a stellar model train collection!
Written September 17, 2019
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