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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  • 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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