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LeMay - America's Car Museum

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Address: 2702 E D St, Tacoma, WA 98421-1200
Phone Number: +1 253-779-8490
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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LeMay - America's Car Museum (ACM), named one of USA Today's 10 Best...

LeMay - America's Car Museum (ACM), named one of USA Today's 10 Best Museums in Seattle and KING 5's 2014 & 2015 Best Museum in Western Washington, is an international destination where families and enthusiasts gather to celebrate America's love affair with the automobile and how it shaped our society. The stunning, four-level, 165,000-sq.-ft. Tacoma, Wash., facility features 12 rotating exhibits, five annual Signature Events and serves as an educational center, hosting students of all ages.

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Cars! Glorious cars!

A car lover's dream! It's much larger than it looks from outside with 4 stories of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and so on.The first floor is a changing exhibit with a different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A car lover's dream! It's much larger than it looks from outside with 4 stories of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and so on.The first floor is a changing exhibit with a different focus every few weeks; check the website to find out whether it's trucks, Mustangs, muscle cars, BMWs, etc. Plan to spend at least 3 hours. Below are a few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a cool, unguided tour. Shows a lot of history all the way up to the modern hybrid. Even mentions some of the first electric vehicles over 70 years ago! I wish the place had a real restaurant instead of the "cafe" that they have, it might be kind of cool!

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Lakewood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for those who enjoy dreaming about and looking at some pretty cool classic cars! Great way to send a rainy day in Washington...you can even take a break and grab a burger in their restaurant and make a complete date or day with friends of it! Great location and plenty of arking...not to mention, you can always park... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A must visit if you are a car lover. We started our visit by having lunch at the cafe that overlooks the 1st floor displays. Decent cafe style food with a great view. Enjoyed an afternoon walking through the multiple floors of cars on display. The American Muscle display made my day and trip. Highly recommend a visit if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a large facility with four levels and hundreds of vehicles. We were looking for specific makes and models and were disappointed. We wanted to see a 50 Chevy, 53 Chevy, 51 Ford, 52 Ford truck, 54 Chevy truck, 56 Olds, and a 59 Chevy for example. We did not even see models near those years except for the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of cool cars from the beginning to today. A little heavy on the BMWs maybe. The one thing I really didn't like was that they were not in chronological order. I would have much preferred to see the evolvement of the automobile over time. Also, not all vehicles had descriptions. Overall, definitely fun and worth the time (even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A one of a kind Car Museum where you can spend hrs. and hrs.to thoroughly see all of the displays. Easy exit of Interstate 5 and return with ample parking available. Moderate pricing for museum visit and parking. Ample places to enjoy a meal and other close worth while sight seeing.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for any car enthusiast. Always changing things up. Great place! Nice cafe upstairs as well

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have driven by this museum ever since it was being constructed. Over the weekend we finally visited the Lemay Car Museum and it was well worth the visit. We allowed three hours to visit and it was not enough to fully appreciate the cars on display. Some of the exhibits included BMW cars and motorcycles, British Imports, Custom Coachworks,... More 

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Fox Island, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

LeMay is a great place to go and have FUN. The layout enables super-easy viewing of cars. The cars are all laid out one car deep, so you go up and down a gently sloped ramp and get to see each car close up and from several angles. Really cool. Good Tacoma location too. You're not far from some of... More 

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