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LeMay - America's Car Museum

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Address: 2702 E D St, Tacoma, WA 98421-1200
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+1 253-779-8490
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

LeMay - America's Car Museum (ACM), named one of USA Today's 10 Best...

LeMay - America's Car Museum (ACM), named one of USA Today's 10 Best Museums in Seattle and KING 5's 2014 & 2015 Best Museum in Western Washington, is an international destination where families and enthusiasts gather to celebrate America's love affair with the automobile and how it shaped our society. The stunning, four-level, 165,000-sq.-ft. Tacoma, Wash., facility features 12 rotating exhibits, five annual Signature Events and serves as an educational center, hosting students of all ages.

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An Amazing Place

Located next to the big sports stadium, the car museum is in a very impressive building. The cars are all show quality, and laid out by year, going down ramps. Poor lighting for... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Located next to the big sports stadium, the car museum is in a very impressive building. The cars are all show quality, and laid out by year, going down ramps. Poor lighting for photographs though, imho.

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Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This was part of the 4 site package we purchased at the Glass Museum. They have about 250 classic cars on display. Each is identified by make, model, age and significance. The collection spans from 1890 to the present. It also includes some prototypes and advanced technology solar vehicle's. The onsite cafe is very good also. The cafe offers an... More 

Thank Jim S
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Wonderful car museum! This was the second visit to it, and it never fails to be a favorite of ours! The many cars on display are truly classics, we love them all! Be aware the displays are on different levels and there are ramps leading downward and then upward. There is an elevator and a cafe, expensive, but when you're... More 

Thank Elaine S
Edmonds, Washington
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

We've been to this car museum twice now and it's absolutely wonderful! You really want to allow for the entire day to see everything thoroughly. Where else can you see a Tucker?!?!

Thank MikelAnneA
Monroe, Washington
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

This car museum is beyond riveting. Great pieces of automotive history, tastefully displayed. I love this place

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Mico, TX
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Wow is the first word that comes to mind -- unbelievable! This is a car enthusiast's dream! So many models both domestic and foreign it will take you a good 2 hours to see all 4 floors of this place. If you're in Tacoma or just passing through like we were-- take the time it's well worth the stop. It's... More 

Thank Christy B
Parkland, Washington
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

If you love cars you shouldn't miss the chance to visit the LeMay-America's Car Museum in Tacoma. With a great rotating inventory of vintage cars and friendly staff to answer questions it is a great experience all around.

Thank rldegroote
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Their collection is at around 300 cars. Wonderful exhibits, well planned and laid out. Follow the arrows on the floor. It will take you down, around, and back up without missing anything. I liked the uniqueness of the National Auto Museum in Reno, NV but every museum has it's own look and feel. Nice gift shop and café. The family's... More 

Thank Roy S
Modesto, California
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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Awesome love cars saw a ton of them didn't see a 69 charger though:/ or 67 gto Aside from that great view of the city they have car driving simulator pretty cool at a museum taking everyone I know there when they visit lol

Thank Ricardo A
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Not a car buff but have visited museum twice because I am a history buff. I found the volunteer docents very helpful and that added immensely to my experience.

Thank Lessie T

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