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Washington State History Museum, Tacoma

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  • This is a very well presented museum on the history of Washington. It includes the early days of the state's formation, the people and the travel thru time to present day. A lot about the Japanese imm...  more »
  • A lot has been done to present things in a fun and interesting way. It was around the last day of the school year and several bunches of kids were going thru...all were fascinated with the exhibits an...  more »
  • Overall, this is a good history museum which walks you through the geologic, prehistoric, and modern histories of the state. I prefer museums with more bulk artifact and text presented, but this struc...  more »
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  • Stop by here and take in some Washington State history. History experience in a modern setting. Exhibits put together well. Not that great for a kid friendly experience. Good for those who prefer to take in sights without a bunch of kids running around bad for those who know their kids are going to touch everything they can.
  • Not impressed one bit. It was more of a visitor's center than a museum. Virtually none of the items were old. Display items such as crates, chairs, tables, work benches and even a passenger rail car are all totally newly crafted reproductions, and not accurate at all. And while the architectural appeal of the outside of the building was impressive, the inside is bare concrete with zero artistic value, save a few art deco weldments.
  • Got married here in 2015 and it was a great venue! Staff were super amazing at meeting our needs, and all-in-all, it made my wedding "historic"! Guests were even allowed to tour the museum after the reception which was cool.
  • Model railroad is incredible. One of largest displays in Washington state. Exhibits change frequently. One of blue star museums, which means free for military families between Memorial Day and be Labor Day. Near Museum of Glass
  • Amazing museum. Tons of cool hands on history exhibits.