LeMay Museum at Marymount Reviews
I'd heard there was another LeMay Museum and it was on my bucket list. Found it about 7 miles south of I-5. Its in an old military school for boys. They not only have finished cars to check out but ha... more »
The museum at Tacoma is for every one. This one is for car guys and gals. I just wish there was more about eaxch car. more »
Like an indoor year round Greenwood Auto Show, a *must see* (once) and a truly head spinning collection of cars of all vintages. You will want to bring houseguests here ... trust that instinct! Wear outerwear. It's insanely cold here in the winter. You will wander rows and rows of oldies, however probably half of them are up on racks above the floor where it's impossible to see more than their grilles. No touching anything ever, so a difficult place to bring curious kids. Or curious adults for that matter. Unlike the Greenwood Auto Show, it's a *must see* that doesn't really call you back and back (except that houseguests keep coming!). It's kind of a lonely place with not a lot of personality unless you count the cars ... and I know some of us do. But really, in terms of excitement and engagement it literally feels like walking through a crusty old dude's oversized unheated garage (which you basically are). Not to be snarky but I don't know what they do with admission as it's not much of a museum ... very little explication, no interactive exhibits, no docents, too few by far activities for the community to participate in. IMHO they could do a lot more to honor this millionaire's passion for cars if they'd see their way to evolve the biz from guarding his horde to taking responsibility for deepening and communicating the very unifying American experience of the automobile!
Lots of history with every item that's been collected and meticulously restored. You can hear some great stories depending on the tour guide you get. Note that it's not an experience for small children since the items on exhibit and in the guided tour cannot be touched, and rightfully so. There is a kids area where they can play and color, but adult supervision is required.
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