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LeMay - America's Car Museum, Tacoma

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At LeMay - America's Car Museum, you can witness American history through the world of automobiles. Experience the significance of the car industry as you view the country's most beautifully made cars, trucks, and motorcycles. This four-story facility is home to more than 350 fine automobiles. Celebrate these mobile markers of history by spending time in the museum and at its library. This nonprofit organization aims to preserve automobile history and to promote discussions about the future of transportation. Take in visions of Harold LeMay's cars, along with others, before heading to the museum's gift shop and cafe. Plan to visit LeMay - America's Car Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tacoma attractions using our Tacoma trip builder.
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  • Wish we had more time. This place is like a Tardis, massive inside and full of excellent cars and information. Really didn't expect this gem. 
    Wish we had more time. This place is like a Tardis, massive inside and full of excellent cars and information. Really didn't expect this gem.  more »
  • We flew to the area just to see the Reclaimed Rust exhibit from creator/ musician James Hetfield and it was awesome! I'm a Metallica fan and when I heard about James making these works of art on... 
    We flew to the area just to see the Reclaimed Rust exhibit from creator/ musician James Hetfield and it was awesome! I'm a Metallica fan and when I heard about James making these works of art on...  more »
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  • Very architecturally artistic design, an amazing and surprising variety of automobiles. You sort of need to pay close attention to which ramps on which ends of each floor you are navigating, and try to incorporate the ones you missed on the way back. The staff were super engaging and knowledgeable, there is also lots of information on the walls and in videos playing throughout the levels. I highly recommend paying for tickets and parking online in advance, alternatively the parking machine appears to be down so get your space number and head inside, it's $5 and very little hassle to get that out of the way. There is a pretty neat gift shop and cafe on the premise as well to enjoy, all well worth the visit in my opinion.
  • Cool place. Worth the price of admission. I took my 5 year old. He makes so many cars because he has watched the Cars movies. Just about every car in that movie is found here. You go up and down ramps in the middle of the building and see cars throughout all of history. There’s a spot to color a picture of your own car as well as a pinewood derby track at the bottom. One of the other fun exhibits was half of a for mustang that you could turn the wheel. The kids loved it.

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