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“What an amazing car museum”

LeMay - America's Car Museum
Ranked #2 of 84 things to do in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This building is unique in how it is arranged. You go down each main level and then take a ramp down to the next level and continue to view cars and trucks the entire way. At the end you then climb back to the top level using ramps filled with cars.
From the main lobby all the way down and back up you see fabulous cars and trucks and even a few motorcycles.

Thank SueinSalem
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

We had a group event at the Museum last weekend April 20, 2013 and it was awesome! We were fortune to have the Chief Operations Officer of the Museum and retired Race Car Driver Mr. D.. Dobson speak to our group. He let us know how the museum came to be, the amazing and different types of cars in the museum. How the Lemay family came to collect cars. He even shared his racing career with us.
The museum was a wonderful place to have our offsite event for the conference we were having in Tacoma. There is space to have a catered sit down meal within the museum. They have so many different styles, ages and types of cars that are in the museum it is fascinating to see them all. And I'm not a huge car junkie! This is a must see place if you are visiting the Seattle Tacoma area in the future put this on your bucket list. if you live here in the NW you really should plan a good amount of time to visit this "New Jewel" attraction here in the NW.

Thank Leeann D
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Whether you are a car buff or just want a trip down memory lane this is the place to see. The variety of cars from all eras provides a fascinating visit. Allow yourself plenty of time. Plan for multiple visits as space only allows for display of part of the LeMay collection so they change the exhibits from time to time. There are lots of docents to provide information and background. From rare cars to those that we boomers aspired to as kids they cover all the bases. There is also a cool slotcar game for the little guys.

Thank Sungron
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

After finally making it to this new museum addition is Tacoma I decided I needed to become a member. There is now way one day of visiting can do justice to this wonderful collection of cars. Besides, they will be changing parts of the collection quite often. If you even just like cars, this is a great place to spend a day. You don't have to be a car lover. It was great to see cars that I remembered while growing up, and some that I even drove. The on loan collections were fabulous. The layout is well conceived. Tacoma really has a fine grouping of museums within blocks of each other. Come take a look.

Thank RetiredTraveler2009
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We spent a great afternoon viewing the cars in this museum-- overwhelming collection of beautiful cars. Its very hard to decide which collection was the best-- but the collection of 1928-32 Roadster's was the best I've ever seen. If you like cars, you will have a very enjoyable visit. I will definitely go back!

Thank Lantirn01
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