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Washington State History Museum

1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3109
+1 888-238-4373
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Well worth a visit!

The Washington State History Museum is interesting, well-designed and has some interactive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leavenworth, Washington
A Local Gem in Downtown Tacoma

As one of Washington's largest cities, Tacoma does offer a number of local attractions that afford... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
University Place, United States
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History museum full of informative displays and artifacts on the history of Washington state.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3109
+1 888-238-4373
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Washington State History Museum is interesting, well-designed and has some interactive components. The early history has some beautiful native baskets on display. The history of different regions and their economies - coal mining, agriculture, dams, fishing, logging, etc. were well represented. We were pleasantly...More

Thank Eestigirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As one of Washington's largest cities, Tacoma does offer a number of local attractions that afford citizens and visitors an opportunity to do something special when time permits, other than trek to Seattle. In addition to walking along Ruston Way, or the seeking out the...More

Thank richardsK692FT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has more interactive displays than any other museum I have ever seen. I took two teen boys to it and they really liked it, despite not being history buffs. There is a large upper story where some of the displays are no longer...More

Thank Chorophilia
Reviewed 8 August 2017

A buddy and I went to see the travelling exhibit: Pro Football's Grid Iron Glory. It is a travelling version of what you'd find in Canton, Ohio. They had a great mix of old and new uniforms, some history of the inclusion/exclusion of black players,...More

Thank shaveyourhead
Reviewed 31 July 2017

husband really enjoyed historical model railroad display. Covered many different topics and very good for children We spent about 2 hours here and wished we had more time.

Thank Doris W
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The Washington state history museum is one of a kind. You will be transported back to the very beginning of Washington state history. There are Native American villages, whole pioneer town streets, and shops to go in. I would recommend this museum to visitors of...More

Thank Cherie E
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We visited on a multi-museum pass. There are two large floors of State historical topics. The water system of dams and logging dominates the first floor. There is some negative stuff about the large government nuclear program. The second floor is curiously dominated by NFL...More

Thank ald233
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Lots of info but felt like I was rereading my Pacific Northwest History textbook. My husband the history buff thought it was great. Does giveaway good solid history of the state

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 24 July 2017

A very nice location with diorama's etc. Beautifully designed... Next door to Union Station in Tacoma. Multiple Floors, with easy handicapped access to all floors. This is a real must see if you are interested in Washington History.

Thank curtlance
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We took our 5 year old Granddaughter to this Museum thinking only that she'd love it, not knowing it would bring memories flooding back to us of our family's pioneer days or the decades of working at Boeing. It's an amazing place - as is...More

Thank 2Baxters
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