LeMay – America’s Car Museum


Planners who want to design a meeting or event in a jazzy venue should check out the LeMay – America’s Car Museum, located in Tacoma, Washington. With a collection of more than 250 vehicles spanning over 100 years of automotive history, the museum is dedicated to memorializing America’s love affair with cars.

The museum’s vast 165,000 square feet of space provides a variety of options for groups to conduct a meeting or host a special event. The museum has hosted regional and national conferences, symposiums and conferences. It is also ideal for a splashy corporate sales meeting or product introductions. Any event, whether it is a formal affair or a casual gathering, will be special at LeMay – America’s Car Museum.

More than a dozen meeting rooms and breakout spaces provide flexible options for conferences or special events. With views overlooking downtown Tacoma and Commencement Bay, the Showcase Gallery, comprised of the Cheney Gallery and the Titus-Will Gallery, is a premier space that can accommodate as many as 500 guests.

The Banquet Room, a flexible private space for up to 200 guests, and the Board Room, a private, intimate room for up to 50, are examples of the wide variety of meeting spaces available. One of the most impressive views of the museum, the McFarland Mezzanine, overlooks the cars on display in the showcase gallery. The Mezzanine can accommodate up to 100 for a meeting or event.

Planners can even stage an event allowing guests to mingle with the automotive collection. The museum has two collection galleries to choose from, each gallery can accommodate up to 200 guests. For fair-weather activities, the Haub Family Field adjacent to the museum offers more than three acres of private grass spaces. The outdoor space hosts everything from car shows and large festivals to outdoor concerts.

Team-building can be an exhilarating experience at the museum. Three professional-grade racing simulators and a slot car track allow competitors to live out their racing fantasies. Groups can enjoy an evening of simulated racing on one of 12 famous race tracks. A photo opportunity in the winners circle will commemorate the event.

The venue offers complimentary WiFi and on-site parking. A variety of meal and refreshment options are available, and the museum’s staff can help you select an appropriate provider from their list of preferred local caterers.

The Lemay – America’s Car Museum is conveniently located in downtown Tacoma, next to the Tacoma Dome. It is only a few minutes from I-5 and a short walk from Tacoma’s Amtrak station. The Tacoma Link Light Rail provides easy access to the restaurants, shopping theaters, and entertainment of Tacoma’s re-vitalized downtown.

More of the vast LeMay automobile collection is on display at the Marymount Event Center, about 12 miles from downtown Tacoma. Located on 80 landscaped acres, Marymount can accommodate groups from a small corporate retreat to a 500-person conference.

Ann Sweeney, sales manager