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LeMay - America's Car Museum

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Address: 2702 E D St, Tacoma, WA 98421-1200
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+1 253-779-8490
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Every 6 months or so they change the special group of cars/trucks on the main floor. Also change up some of their other cars. Their is always new stuff to look at different times... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2015
Federal Way, Washington
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Federal Way, Washington
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

Every 6 months or so they change the special group of cars/trucks on the main floor. Also change up some of their other cars. Their is always new stuff to look at different times of the year.

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Port Angeles, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2015

I attended a motorcycle event on the lawn in front of the LeMay car museum, and part of the admission included entry to the museum. My wife and I wandered around for about an hour, then had lunch at the cafe. We were both impressed. I knew of the LeMay museum, but hadn't scheduled the time to visit. I didn't... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a great collection of cars to be enjoyed by all ages. The Museum can easily take 1/2 a day to see it in detail.

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San Carlos, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2015

For aficionados of American cars this is THE place to see. The special displays on the main floor and the additional displays on the three ramps-floors below show a wide range of automobiles covering s 100+year span and presented in interesting settings with lots of additional information.. A Docent-led tour is worthwhile. You can "see" everything in 1-2 hours, but... More 

Thank BornToTravel1936
Kent, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2015

By quantity alone this museum rates five starts. But wait! That's not all. There are an incredible number of incredibly well preserved and/or restored vehicles of all ages, including quite a number of erstwhile supercars driven by celebrities. You'll also see cars you'll remember your parents and your grandparents having driven. It's a must visit if you're in the area,... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you are a car fan, or if you have an appreciation for history, take a few hours and visit the LeMay. They have a broad and somewhat eclectic collection of cars. All beautifully presented. I wish they added a bit more info about the historical context of the cars, and the way many of them are presented you cannot... More 

Thank MrGaucho1987
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2015

A great collection of mostly American cars, exhibited in an easy to view way in a beautiful architectural building and space. It was a great place to stop on our way to Portland (from Vancouver) and the food up in the Grill overlooking the museum was delicious (typical burger type fare). It's an easy top off the I-5 and worth... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed October 14, 2015

Wow, what an excellent way to spend a few hours going thru four floors of cars. From the T-Model from Ford ( I believe this one was a 1917 model) to the most recent F-150 truck. Get ready to spend time going thru just about any car you can think about. I was amazed with the numbers and models of... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed October 12, 2015

We loved this place. The cars are beautiful, and so many to see. The displays are interesting and the place is cheerful. We spent several happy hours here.

1 Thank Furrgus
Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

I went with my adult daughter. She surprised me in that she really liked the older cars. I agree that it seemed a little disorganized but not enough to lessen the experience. There was a large variety of cars. Though I was disappointed in the lack of 70's vintage. No camaros or firebirds post 1969. But it was fun and... More 

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