LeMay - America's Car Museum, Tacoma

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At LeMay - America's Car Museum, you can witness American history through the world of automobiles. Experience the significance of the car industry as you view the country's most beautifully made cars, trucks, and motorcycles. This four-story facility is home to more than 350 fine automobiles. Celebrate these mobile markers of history by spending time in the museum and at its library. This nonprofit organization aims to preserve automobile history and to promote discussions about the future of transportation. Take in visions of Harold LeMay's cars, along with others, before heading to the museum's gift shop and cafe. Plan to visit LeMay - America's Car Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tacoma attractions using our Tacoma trip builder .
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  • Friendly greeters gave advance suggestions for a through and fun filled visit. A surprise was waiting a couple of floors below that was a thrill for the youngsters as well as myself, young at heart. L...  more »
  • Found out more about the history of cars than I ever knew. Grew up with a '57 Chevy, and they had one just like it, except aqua instead of green.  more »
  • Took my three kids and spent about 2 hours looking around. Great collection cars from 1900 to 2018. Well worth a trip for car lovers. Free photo included and a few fun things for the kids.  more »
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  • Fantastic display of all kinds of cars. Four levels with each level containing about 150-200 cars! You're going to spend the day here. Great activity section for the kids. Staff super friendly and helpful. Be sure to park in the museum's lot fee is only $5. Don't make the mistake I did and parked in the Tacoma Domes lot for $15.
  • This is a very well designed and well put together museum. There are indeed cars that's are worth close to a million dollars. The sheer number of cars they have on display is amazing. The museum is a long walk for small kids but with the variety of colors and shapes they will surely be engaged for a long time. There are area for kids to learn as well and some displays where kids can play with the displays.
  • What an amazing collection of cars. When you first enter there is a display thru the decades with a car representing each decade and information displayed. I enjoyed reading about each decade. The building is designed in a great way for ease of touring the museum. There is a cafe and a gift shop. You can drive a simulator and race slot cars. There is a family zone for kids also. I was surprised they charged for parking. I think it should be free with admission.
  • They had cars 3 outside on a big screen free for families. You could park and stay in your cars and tune in to their station to hear the movie. Or lay a blanket down up front or low back chairs. They had food trucks and concessions. This fun event was so nice we hope to come for more in the future. And to others I highly recommend this kind of event.
  • If you are even a remote lover of cars, this is a great place to visit. There's lots of nostalgia and history along with modern auto innovation. There are a few interactive activities for kids and there are a few cars you can sit in. There's also a gift shop and cafe. The view of the city is amazing.
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