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Shanaman Sports Museum of Tacoma-Pierce County

  • 2727 East D St
  • Tacoma, WA 98402
  • (253) 627-5857

Throughout the years, Tacoma-Pierce County has been fortunate to receive acclaim and publicity thanks to the national and international caliber of its athletes and teams. 

Under the auspices of the Tacoma Athletic Commission, founded in 1943 and dedicated to the promotion of amateur athletics and civic betterment, and thanks to a generous contribution by Fred Shanaman, Jr., the museum became a reality with its opening in October of 1994.

The primary focus is to recreate the history of sports through visual displays complemented with written descriptions and a narrated video highlighting famous moments in our local history. The museum focuses not only on athletes, coaches, and teams, but also on administrators, sponsors, officials, sportswriters and broadcasters, all of whom have contributed to our strong sports heritage.

Admission is free to the museum however patrons must be attending the event at the Tacoma Dome to come inside. The sports museum is also available for viewing by appointment. 

Please call 253-627-5857 and leave a message.