LeMay - America's Car Museum

LeMay - America's Car Museum, Tacoma: Hours, Address, LeMay - America's Car Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

LeMay - America's Car Museum

LeMay - America's Car Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
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
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Bill B
Methuen, MA138 contributions
Mar 2022
I preface this by the fact that I am not a motorhead and have only a passing interest in old car, but my god I was impressed by this museum. The collection and special exhibits were amazing. The set up give you an easy path to walk and not miss anything. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable. I drove by the museum every day for the 14 weeks I worked in the Tacoma area and am so glad I decided to stop. This is a national treasure and should be included in any visit to Tacoma.
Written June 1, 2022
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Thomas T
Bernalillo, NM396 contributions
Apr 2021
This highly eclectic collection of antique, classic and everyday cars covers over a century of automotive technology and style. We spent a couple of hours walking the five floors of cars on display. Some were true curiosities, as in a couple of teeny-tiny, but fully drivable models from the late 40s. Others were true antiques, as in horseless carriages from the turn of the 20th century. The top floor featured three current exhibits. First was a history of Saleen Racing. Steve Saleen, a well-known Mustang tuner, is also a racing driver of note. The second, a small collection of Ferrari cars, although beautiful, seemed just a filler. The last, a selection of Cadillacs from the 'teens (that is, the Nine-teens) to nearly today, showed the long and steadily more stylish road that marque has taken from its birth to today.

We enjoyed the place, and recommend it to car fans.
Written June 2, 2021
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Liz V
Issaquah, WA25 contributions
Nov 2021
I have passed this museum on the highway many times and I went with my family after spending the night at Alderbrook Lodge. We were looking for something to do on the way home. It was great! I have a 17 year old son and 19 year old daughter who both loved it. They each picked out their favorite cars and we spent about 2 hours looking at everything. It is great for something to do when passing through Tacoma. I will take out of town visitors there. In my opinion more fun than the Space Needle or the Museum of Glass.
Written November 27, 2021
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joesphb398
Phoenix, AZ67 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
what a bonus.four floors of antique,muscle,race,trucks and motorcycles. my dad rode Harley since turning 16 in 1929. the motorcycles exhibit as you enter is fantastic. I made a car club tour for our local Portland AACA Group to Tacoma. The museum location. We found the orginal Bullet Mustang with movie excerpts in the corner down on the second floor in a corner. you enter the museum on the 4th level from the huge parking area. Great day had by all
Written March 5, 2020
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Lisa S
7 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
Something for everyone! I enjoyed the structure of the museum, it’s many more floors than you see from the outside. Pretty sure I was the only single woman there and one of the car historians was nice enough to make time to give me extra details about some of my favorite cars. The cafe was pretty decent! I took pics the whole time and kept sending them to my dad. It’s a lot to take in! I’ve driven by so many times, glad I made the stop.
Written January 18, 2022
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Joe K
Washington738 contributions
Jun 2021
A wonderful museum preserving the history of automobiles. You can walk through multiple levels of cars spanning from the beginning to the future. There is also a cafe and rotating exhibits. The current one is the Alfa Romeo that started in late June 2021 and I'm sharing some photos from the launch.
Written July 10, 2021
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will0rr
Arlington, WA9 contributions
Oct 2019
Spectacular cars, and motorcycles. My friend and I are in our 60's; we both have bad backs and it took everything we had to make it through the building. Could have used a couple more places to rest. Maybe a sparkletts water bottle or two might've helped.
Written April 19, 2020
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tutor8888
hong kong30 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Great selection of mainly American Cars, including the original Bullitt Mustang. 3 floors jammed with cars so allow 2 to 3 hours. A good coffee shop. Interesting architecture.
Docent tour wasn't worth the extra charge: just saw the inside of 2 cars from a distance and not much extra information.
Written May 25, 2019
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Maple Leopard
Seattle, WA171 contributions
Jun 2018
We visited the museum twice for the "Cars and Couture Fashion Show." This museum is a one of a kind experience you won't soon forget! The late Harold Lemay was the owner of a garbage company, and was the owner of all the cars featured in the museum. You will be mesmerized for hours looking all types of cars
Written December 21, 2018
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webpilot1
Seattle, WA44 contributions
Harold LeMay is gone. His Widow and his legacy however, live on in the newest and certainly amongst the best car museums to be seen. The creme de la creme of the world's largest private collection is on display along with rotating collections such as the Bulgari and the EV-1 on loan from GM.
The ultra modern building reminds some of a giant, upside down boat which is MUCH larger inside than it appears from outside. Approximately twelve galleries on four floors house many more cars than I imagined could be housed there.
Since the displays are dynamic, plan to stop in often to see their latest offerings.
One of my favorite restaurants, Pacific Grill runs the Cafe there. Well done !
This museum represents herculean efforts of thousands of people and hundred of organizational entities to have made it happen. You'll love it !
Written October 13, 2012
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