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Great place!!

I had a lot of fun here learning about WA. state history & it was fun for my niece. I really... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Tacoma, Washington
Incredible history museum

This was really interesting. The history of the geography of different regions of Washington state... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Kent, Washington
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History museum full of informative displays and artifacts on the history of Washington state.
1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3109
+1 888-238-4373
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

I had a lot of fun here learning about WA. state history & it was fun for my niece. I really enjoyed the native artifacts

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

This was really interesting. The history of the geography of different regions of Washington state was interesting and well presented. This museum really came to life for me with the presentation of the history of different industries in Washington state. The most interesting was the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

I like the Washington History museum located in a great building with easy assess , it a great place to see Washington,s Native history as well as other latter migrants in there wonderful displays and videos telling Washington,s story

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mike O
Reviewed September 21, 2018

The model train set is amazing! It shows the history of Tacoma and is so detailed that we ended up spending 45 minutes examining all that it offered. The first floor provides an overview of the history of the area (geology, geography, cultures, various populations'...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank EricaLeB
Reviewed September 19, 2018

My mothers family is from the pacific northwest. her grandfather sailed the Clipper ships to the orient. the displays brought back memories of the stories I was told as a child. my grandfather died on a ship returning home of appendicitis. the area around Seattle...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

This museum has exhibits which could be interesting to many different people. I especially enjoyed the Geologic Time Line and the associated road trip where you could see the geologic results. I would have like to have this road trip in a brochure form so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We've been the WSHM several times, and their special exhibitions make the visits worthwhile. The current shows on magicians and creative reuse are a terrific blend of history, fascinating artifacts and contemporary artists--in both cases, topics I wouldn't think could make a cohesive show, yet...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We liked this museum because it was as advertised... Covered the whole state. Exhibits were very well done.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

Visiting from out of town and had an older teen and young adult kids. The locals we visited had never been to it and since it was across the walking bridge from the Museum of Glass we decided to walk over and take a look....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

There is a fantastic huge model railroad on the top floor at the far end of the building. Lots of trains and recreated landmarks...

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jan S
October 14, 2018|
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Response from Mary H | Reviewed this property |
No clue, just call them (253) 272-3500 They do have a special Christmas event inclusive of the train set. As stated below. Check the museum website out and call them. History and holiday magic unite at the Washington State... More
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