Washington State History Museum, Tacoma

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  • I was extremely moved by the fantastic efforts made to capture the immigrant stories, as well as to call out the Native heritages here in Washington. The racial diversity/tolerance exhibit was really ...  more »
  • The scale railroad on 5th floor is a highlight for sure. I spent quite a bit of time there while my wife and kid were at Toytopia exhibit. Other than that... its a little lackluster. The displays on m...  more »
  • We were lucky to got a chance to visit this museum during their Toyzophia exhibit. Once we entered we felt like we were back as kids again and reminisce our childhood. It was fun even for us adults. I...  more »
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  • I took our youth group for the day to check out this museum. It never disappoints! I've been here over a dozen times over the last three years and I really enjoy this place. The architecture is beautiful, the staff are brilliant, and it's always so clean! On exhibit now, February 2018, are toys from the past. The kids enjoyed playing with the "old" faves.
  • Staff wasn't too impressive, but the exhibits were top drawer. Very immersive, beautiful and interesting. I really enjoyed going through the exhibit with my 11 year old daughter, and as a 3rd generation Washingtonian I was proud to show my daughter all the interesting things we have in our history. Also opened up conversations about geological theory, racism, communism, socialism, unions vs business, etc, etc. It did not come across as leaning in any particular direction which I appreciate. Highly recommend for your family.
  • We took our family here to see and learn about Washington State history, we had a great time! The gentlemen at the counter is very friendly and I would highly recommend this place for everyone our childrens ages are 5,6,9, and 11. I loved in different areas that there was a lot of hand touching for our kids, they really enjoyed themselves. ☺
  • Even though its been a few years since i last visited the museum, i have always enjoyed it each time i went. I especially love the rotating exhibits upstairs. My favorite so far was when you had the icons of Washington exhibit
  • Really a must see destination for anyone visiting Western Washington, but ever so more important for residents ourselves! Deep history in beautiful exhibits that appeal to adults as children, with an amazing train display to boot. The special exhibits are wonderful as well - it was Toytopia when we last visited.
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