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Museums in Seattle and Tacoma

LeMay Car Museum

LeMay Car Museum

 

INTRODUCTION TO SEATTLE AND TACOMA MUSEUMS

Seattle and Tacoma have many exciting museums that are highly-recommended activities. The following is a listing of the museums with a thumbnail description. Please click on the link to go to our full write-up about the museum.

 

 

INDEX OF MUSEUMS

Art Museums Seattle Art Museum Downtown
  Seattle Asian Art Museum
  Olympic Sculpture Park
  Frye Art Museum
  Henry Art Gallery
  Museum of Glass (Tacoma)
  Tacoma Art Museum
   
Other Museums Chihuly Garden and Glass
  EMP Museum
  Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park Museum
  LeMay--America's Car Museum (Tacoma)
  Museum of Flight
  Museum of History and Industry
  Pacific Science Center

 

 


 

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM (DOWNTOWN)

Hammering Man at the Seattle Art Museum

The Seattle Art Museum actually has three locations.  The downtown Museum is a nice destination for art lovers.  You can spend several hours enjoying its wide-ranging collection of art.  If you don't have time for a full visit, just step inside the main entrance and enjoy the collection of Taurus cars that decorate the lobby.

Please click here to go to our web page about the downtown SAM location.


 

 

SEATTLE ASIAN ART MUSEUM

Seattle Asian Art Museum

This location of the Seattle Art Museum is housed in a historic Art Deco building at Volunteer Park.   It is one of America's best collections of Asian Art.  Make this museum part of a visit to Volunteer Park, one of the highest-rated places to visit in Seattle.  The museum building rests gracefully in the lavish landscaping in the Park.

Please click here to go to our web page about the Seattle Asian Art Museum.


 

 

 

OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PARK

Olympic Sculpture Park Vista

 

This is the third campus for the Seattle Art Museum. It is basically an 9 acre outdoor art museum complete with dramatic views and spectacular landscaping.  Even if art doesn't turn you on, this is one of the must see places in Seattle.

Please click here to go to our web page about the Olympic Sculpture Park.


 

FRYE ART MUSEUM

 

Frye Art Museum Grand Salon

Frye Art Museum Grand Salon

The Frye is a delightful, small art museum.  It is one of those places where you can see the art in a hour  and take a nice break in its cafe.  The Frye has a lovely historic collection and it typically offers an exhibition of contemporary art.  The Frye is part of the delights of walking around Seattle's First Hill district.  If you are in Seattle for a few days, put the Frye on your list of places to visit. 

Please click here to go to our web page about the Frye Art Museum.


 

 

 

HENRY ART GALLERY

Henry Art Museum

This museum on the University of Washington campus focuses on contemporary art and has a sizable photography collection. See this museum when you make a visit to see the architecture and landscaping at the University.

Please click here to go to our web page about the Henry Art Gallery.

 


 

MUSEUM OF GLASS (TACOMA)

Museum of Glass

One of the most beautiful destinations in the Puget Sound area is the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.  The Museum of Glass is a gorgeous, contemporary museum featuring outstanding architecture and stunning pieces of glass art.  The magnificent Chihuly Bridge of Glass is part of this museum.  See this museum and the Tacoma Art Museum on your Tacoma visit.

Please click here to go to our web page about the Museum of Glass.


 

TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Tacoma Art Museum Dale Chihuly Installation

This museum features the largest public collection of Dale Chihuly's art as part of its permanent collection. The museum building is an elegant structure.

Please click here to go to our web page about the Tacoma Art Museum.

 

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OTHER MUSEUMS

 

CHIHULY GARDEN AND GLASS EXHIBITION

Chihuly Garden and Glass

 

This is a dazzling new attraction at Seattle Center. It is a permanent exhibition dedicated to the significant contribution to the world of glass art by Dale Chihuly. The exhibition does a masterful job of presenting Chihuly’s resplendent glass art in indoor galleries, a glasshouse, and in a lovely series of outdoor garden installations. This is a must see attraction for Seattleites and for Seattle visitors that appreciate art and botanical gardens. 

Please click here to go to our web pages about this attraction


 

EMP MUSEUM

Experience Music Project

This museum is housed in Seattle's most unusual building.  The EMP is a fun destination that features excellent exhibits about the history of rock music with an emphasis on Jimi Hendrix.  Science fiction buffs will also enjoy the science fiction offerings.

Please click here to go to our web pages about these two museums


KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK MUSEUM

Klondike Gold Rush National Park Museum

This  museum attracts over 60,000 visitors annually.  It is part of a multiple location park in the United States and Canada that documents the last major gold rush in north America. Seattle had an important role in the Klondike gold rush and this interesting museum educates you about that role.

Please click here to go to our main information page about the Klondike Park.


LEMAY--AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM

LeMay Car Museum

The latest addition to the fine collection of museums in Seattle and Tacoma is Tacoma’s  LeMay--America’s Car Museum.  This museum will become one of the greater Seattle area’s major attractions. The museum held its grand opening recently and I attended the press preview.  Check out our introduction to this spectacular car museum.

Please click here to go to our web page about the LeMay Car Museum

 


 

MUSEUM OF FLIGHT

Museum of Flight

This is a must see for anyone spending more than one day in Seattle.  It is one of the Seattle area's best attractions. Dazzling Places.com emphasizes seeing the most beautiful places in Seattle and this is a spectacular destination.  Block out a few hours and treat yourself to the Museum's lovely campus, graceful architecture, and magnificent displays of historic aircraft. 

Please click here to go to our web page about the Museum of Flight.


 

MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND INDUSTRY

Museum of History and Industry

 

The Museum of History and Industry moved into its new home on Lake Union in 2012.  This is a must see attraction for Seattleites and visitors.  The opening of the sparkling, renovated, historic Naval Armory building in Lake Union Park began a bold new chapter for the Museum.  The Grand Atrium is a delightful architectural attraction and it is filled with attractive historic objects and exciting exhibits from Seattle’s past.  Block out several hours to experience the Museum and then continue your enjoyment with a walk around Lake Union Park, the Historic Ships Collection, and the Center for Wooden Boats.

Please click here to go to our web page about the Museum of History and Industry


 

PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER

Pacific Science Center

 

The Pacific Science Center in Seattle Center is all about educating kids about science.  It has a many hands on exhibits, two IMAX theaters, and a planetarium.  Some of the popular exhibits include the butterfly house, the dinosaurs, and the insect village.

Please click here to go to our web page about the Pacific Science Center

 

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