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Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
Ranked #34 of 79 things to do in Tacoma
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Owner description: The Karpeles museum in Tacoma is one of several branches nationwide that feature extremely rare and important historical documents.
Bellevue, Washington
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

...that this museum, one of six in the US, even existed? Not me, until I visited adjacent Wright Park, looked across the street, and saw an old American Legion building that now houses the Museum. Exhibits change every four months. The current one, ending August 30, is: Arthur Conan Doyle, Houdini and Spiritualism. In their permanent collection is the Japanese flag from the Battle of Okinawa, the flight log from the Enola Gay and much more. Everything you see are original writings. Check out www.karpeles.com. Also, be sure to chat with Tom at the front desk who is a fountain of knowledge about everything as well as the Museum Director. Admission is free, all funded by a multi-millionairewho loves knowledge

Visited August 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2012

I like to visit this museum before or after I go to Seymour Conservatory across the street from it. Because it's a manuscript museum I think it's more interesting to adults than to children. Best of all, it's free!

Visited June 2011
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