Washington State History Museum, Tacoma

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  • September 13, 2017
    The Washington State History Museum is interesting, well-designed and has some interactive components. The early history has some beautiful native baskets on display. The history of different regions ...  more »
  • September 10, 2017
    As one of Washington's largest cities, Tacoma does offer a number of local attractions that afford citizens and visitors an opportunity to do something special when time permits, other than trek to Se...  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    This museum has more interactive displays than any other museum I have ever seen. I took two teen boys to it and they really liked it, despite not being history buffs. There is a large upper story whe...  more »
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  • May 28, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    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.
  • May 26, 2017
    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.
  • June 13, 2017
    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
  • June 24, 2017
    The staff here are informwd ans friendly. Unfortunately, the exhibits are sub-par. Little of interest. Out of 5 floors, only 2 had exhibits. I wanted to love it but it fell short.

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