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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  • You have to stop by! It's right next to Tacoma's other museums and it was a great exposure to local history. The exhibits were well kept and interesting and there was plenty to see. Just make sure to bring a jacket because I was freezing inside in shorts and a t-shirt (but we came in July, why would I have dressed to walk around in a refrigerator?)
  • It was so fantastic to go to the History Museum. They provided a plethora of information that was geared not only towards adults teens adolescence but as well as toddlers. Many of the exhibits were Hands-On which meant that kids could touch-and-feel items that they would normally not be able to do in another Museum. It was not just history but also the evolution of life itself in the state.
  • Went for the In the Spirit festival, there were some wonderful vendors, an amazing singer & we got to check out the awesome exhibits for free. Can't wait to visit the museum for their next event!
  • Love taking my students here! The exhibits change from year to year, but the core historical exhibits about our state remain. My students love the interaction that they get to have, and enjoy seeing the things that we've been learning about all year!
  • Seemed like a bit of a trite museum experience. I went away wishing I had learned more. Even trying to look up elements of the past the overall span of the history was fuzzy. I've left other museums with a broader grasp of a city and state's culture. Beautiful building and displays.
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