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“Still good after all these years”

Washington State History Museum
Ranked #9 of 82 things to do in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: History museum full of informative displays and artifacts on the history of Washington state.
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Educational and fun. Sorry magda nieves isn't still running ed. department, but she's left her mark.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

What was there was well presented but we found that much of the state was not represented. This is a great place to take school children and should be a required field trip for every student in the state.

Thank Marcia S
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

The Washington State History Museum has a nice collection of exhibits about the forces that created Washington State, its industries, and its people. It's pretty much what I expect of a state history museum. Lots of stuff on mining and logging. It does have a spectacular model train exhibit recreating a slice of the state. There was a temporary exhibit on the history of Pacific Northwest motorcycling which was exceptional. There's a very good gift shop. Worth visiting if you are in Tacoma.

Thank areview28
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This museum is well stocked with artifacts, interactive exhibits and informative displays. While kids will like the multiple hands-on areas, especially on the 5th floor, there is plenty for adults. I admit to sitting on the seat of the covered wagon after some kids in front of me got off. Having watched westerns on TV growing up, my curiosity insisted. There are distinct areas devoted to Indians, the coast, logging, apples, the cities, trains and the air industry, among others. Right now there is an exhibit on the 5th floor of motorcycles in the northwest and there are some beautiful specimens on display. The model train layout is impressive and fun for adults as well as kids.

Thank Beej1207
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Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Went with my daughters classroom as a field trip, the kids loved it. They set up lots of interactive games that allowed them to search for parts of history while learning and having fun. They have a dress up area and a wagon that is pretty true to life. My daughter already wants to go back!

Thank Alexismom499
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