Highest-rated specialty museums in Washington, according to Tripadvisor

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January 9, 2022
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Highest-rated specialty museums in Washington, according to Tripadvisor

The Ashmolean Museum, founded in 1683 at the University of Oxford, stands as the first public museum in the world. The gallery was started when its founder, Elias Ashmole, in 1677 donated his private collection to the university. Much of that original collection is still on display, including a crystal ball, several kidney stones, and preserved, exotic animals.

By creating the museum, Ashmole sought to do what all museum curators have worked for since: to create a space where people could be inspired and educated by artifacts and art from the world around them. Specialty museums are particularly focused, diving deep into highly specific subject matters, from seashells to ventriloquism.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest specialty museums in Washington on Tripadvisor. Keep reading to see what unique museums are in your own home state.

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#30. North Cascade Smokejumper Base

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (69 reviews)
- Address: 23 Intercity Airport Rd, Winthrop, WA 98862-9744
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#29. Northern Pacific Railway Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Address: 10 Asotin Ave, Toppenish, WA 98948-1300
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#28. Campbell House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (79 reviews)
- Address: 2316 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201-5906
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#27. Northwest Railway Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (146 reviews)
- Address: 38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065-9663
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#26. John's Beachcombing Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Address: 143 Andersonville Ave, Forks, WA 98331-8606
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#25. Museum of Flight Restoration Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (46 reviews)
- Address: 2909 100th St SW Paine Field/Snohomish County Airport, Everett, WA 98204-1305
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#24. Westport Maritime Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (113 reviews)
- Address: 2201 Westhaven Drive, Westport, WA 98595
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#23. The Whale Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (749 reviews)
- Address: 62 1st St N, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8337
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#22. Heritage Flight Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (21 reviews)
- Address: 15053 Crosswind Dr, Burlington, WA 98233-5320
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#21. Marsh's Free Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (586 reviews)
- Address: 409 Pacific Ave S, Long Beach, WA 98631-4021
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#20. The Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (67 reviews)
- Address: 1101 SW Sylvenus Street Exit 77 on I-5, Chehalis, WA 98532
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#19. Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (293 reviews)
- Address: 550 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-2418
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#18. Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (198 reviews)
- Address: 990 SW Rock Creek Dr, Stevenson, WA 98648-4404
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#17. Forks Timber Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (117 reviews)
- Address: 1421 S Forks Ave, Forks, WA 98331-9383
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#16. Schack Art Center

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (88 reviews)
- Address: 2921 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA 98201-4086
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#15. The REACH Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (161 reviews)
- Address: 1943 Columbia Park Trl, Richland, WA 99352-4803
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#14. Bremerton Bug Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (76 reviews)
- Address: 1118 Charleston Beach Rd W, Bremerton, WA 98312-4504
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#13. SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (194 reviews)
- Address: 1312 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4322
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#12. Microsoft Visitor Center

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (234 reviews)
- Address: 15010 NE 36th St Building 92, Microsoft Campus, Redmond, WA 98052-5317
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#11. Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (101 reviews)
- Address: 703 S. 2nd St, La Conner, WA 98257
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#10. Washington State History Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (236 reviews)
- Address: 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3109
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#9. Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (45 reviews)
- Address: 5917 S 196th St, Kent, WA 98032-2132
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#8. Historic Flight Foundation

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (127 reviews)
- Address: 10719 Bernie Webber Dr, Mukilteo, WA 98275-5011
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#7. Coastal Interpretive Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (275 reviews)
- Address: 1033 Catala Ave SE Corner of Catala Ave and Discovery Ave., Ocean Shores, WA 98569-9761
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#6. LeMay Collections at Marymount

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (184 reviews)
- Address: 325 152nd St E, Tacoma, WA 98445-1214
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#5. Hibulb Cultural Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (58 reviews)
- Address: not available
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#4. Museum of Glass

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,282 reviews)
- Address: 1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
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#3. USS Turner Joy Museum Ship

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (277 reviews)
- Address: 300 Washington Beach Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337-5668
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#2. LeMay - America's Car Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,050 reviews)
- Address: 2702 E D St, Tacoma, WA 98421-1200
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#1. The Museum of Flight

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (6,673 reviews)
- Address: 9404 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108-4046
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