New Museum Spotlights Classic Cars

One of world's largest auto museums opens in Tacoma
LeMay - America's Car Museum
LeMay - America's Car Museum

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LeMay - America's Car Museum

June 2, 2012 marked the debut of LeMay - America’s Car Museum, one of the world’s largest auto museums. It's located in Tacoma, Wash., a 30-minute drive south of Seattle.

Spotlighting America’s love affair with the automobile, the four-story nine-acre showcase features 350 vehicles, including classic cars from the pre-war era and Ferrari in America. Visitors enjoy an interactive experience in the technologically-advanced educational center, showcasing the cultural impact of cars, motorcycles and trucks.

The LeMay collection, which amassed more than 3,500 vehicles in the mid-1990s, is recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest privately-held car collection in the world.

“Everybody remembers their first car, family driving vacations, a sports car they fell in love with as a teenager,” said the museum's chief executive director David Madeira. “Personal experiences with cars are at the heart of the American experience, and we’re going to showcase more than a century of automotive lifestyle and history as well as the future of transportation.”

Ticket prices are $14 per adult, $8 per youth ages 5-12 and free for children under the age of 5.

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