Washington State History Museum, Tacoma

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  • It is an interesting Museum.. Lots of items concerning the founding of the state and history. Good displays and fin places for kids.  more »
  • We spent a couple of hours wandering around and reading/interacting the exhibits. Definitely going back to see what we didn’t on this visit.  more »
  • Hadn't initially planned on going here, but it was a rainy afternoon. Ran out of time to see the informative standing exhibits and the interesting rotating display on glasnost.  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
  • 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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