Washington State History Museum, Tacoma

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  • Something for everyone here. Impressive, intelligent, interactive displays. Not just history & culture, but science, too, especially geology.  more »
  • The museum does this every christmas season and it is always fun. virtually every scale is on display but the permanent display (H O) is incredible. the entire display is historically based. Absolutel...  more »
  • Limited exhibits. I expected a lot more about the state of Washington. Train exhibit was not working properly, It appeared only a portion of the building was in use.  more »
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  • There have been several excellent visiting shows over the last several years. The permanent shows are also attractive and informative. All the shows make our local history vividly come alive. There is also a lovely gift shop that we always check out.
  • Had a fun time with my son. The permanent exhibits are great and the one on the Goodwill Games was very informative. The model trains are fun as well.
  • This was a fun place for a conference reception. The cayering was great. Concrete made it hard to hear the mayor's speech, but everything else was excellent.
  • Great museum to get a brief history of Washington. The train model was awesome! It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area.
  • Would not recommend.Exhibits were sparse, and had little to do with WA state history. Many items were reproductions and not even to scale. Rooms were virtually empty, and the items that were on display were presented poorly, with little eye appeal. Too much negative space, not a learning experience. Where is all the interesting stuff? In a warehouse in Fife. Meanwhile, the public is invited to pay $14 to look at peoples old shoes, pictures of the WTO protests and third rate vintage items that wouldnt even make the cut at any of the nearby antique shops. The model railroad was lovely, though. Very accurate and detailed.

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