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Washington State History Museum

1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3109
+1 888-238-4373
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Interesting

Have been here a couple of times. It's pretty cool! Good place to bring people not from Washington... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
271aubreys
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Washington
History Well Done

Something for everyone here. Impressive, intelligent, interactive displays. Not just history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Markian
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Vancouver
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History museum full of informative displays and artifacts on the history of Washington state.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“model railroad” (14 reviews)
“all ages” (17 reviews)
“oregon trail” (3 reviews)
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1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3109
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+1 888-238-4373
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here a couple of times. It's pretty cool! Good place to bring people not from Washington or people looking to learn more about it.

Thank 271aubreys
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something for everyone here. Impressive, intelligent, interactive displays. Not just history & culture, but science, too, especially geology.

Thank Markian
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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. Absolutely worth the trip and you don't have to wait for the holiday...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

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.

Thank 8AcrosstheRiver
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

When you live in the eastern portion of the US like I do and go to a lot of state and local history Museums, they are all virtually the same. Native Americans, settlers, Civil War, industrialization, World Wars, local businesses. I came to the Washington...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

The kids were not that excited about a history museum but ended up having a great time. There is enough to do and see and plenty of information for the history buff as well. A good place for a family day out.

Thank Adam S
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

We really enjoyed all the exhibits at the Washington State History Museum and the Native American Art Festival was fun! The people that work there were very helpful. The gift shop has good prices and a fun selection.

Thank ellespeth
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

If you are a Washingtonian or interested in Northwest history, don't miss a visit to this place. The fifth floor had both exhibits of the Japanese-American Citizen internment at Minidoka and the Washington State promotion of Glasnost with the USSR. Both are very instructive about...More

Thank kumtux
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Most certainly a good way to spend a couple of hours enjoying and reflecting on Washington history. Exhibits are spaced out with good interactions and explanations of recent and not so recent events. The Clovis exhibit was very informative and interesting. Would love to go...More

Thank Patty M
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Museum has both fixed and new exhibits. They also sponsor speakers and events from time to time. Admission is cheap. They have Ezra Meeker's oxen, the ones that pulled his wagon on the Oregon trail. Ezra Meeker was one of the first pioneers in this...More

Thank turtlelady58
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