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Tacoma, Washington, USA

Attractions in Tacoma, Washington

Amusements

  • Chihuly Bridge of Glass
    The Chihuly Bridge of Glass is the link to the Thea Foss Waterway and the Museum of Glass. The 500 foot pedestrian bridge holds three amazing Chihuly glass... more info  map

  • Tacoma Glassblowing Studio
    114 South 23rd, Tacoma, WA 98402
    253-383-3499, Experience glassblowing with instructors. Currently Saturday and Sunday by appointment. You can pick & apply colors, twist & turn them, then blow or shape them into a... more info  map

Casinos

  • Emerald Queen
    2102 Alexander Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98421
    253-594-7777, This riverboat casino offers true Vegas-style entertainment. The Emerald Queen features over 850 slot machines, table games, card tournaments and several bars and... more info  map

  • Luciano's Casino and Waterfront Ristorante
    3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98407
    253-756-5611, Luciano's Casino features guest accommodations and a great selection of casino games and entertainment. Luciano's is also home to a waterfront restaurant that... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Union Station
    1717 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
    253-863-5173 x223, Landmark 1911 railway station with Romanesque architecture and striking copper dome. The area is available for rental for special occasions.  more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
    407 South G Street, Tacoma, WA 98401
    253-383-2575, Featuring six large Greco-Roman columns at its entrance, this museum contains historically important papers and documents that are showcased in oak and glass cases.  more info  map

  • Pierce County Library
    3005 112th Street East, Tacoma, WA 98446
    253-536-6500, This library carries a broad range of books, newspapers, magazines, videos, cassettes, CDs, and children's books. more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
    5400 North Pearl Street #11, Tacoma, WA 98407
    253-591-5339, This living history museum is a restored 1855 fur trading post of the Hudson Bay Company. Tour the wooden blockade, blacksmith's shop or general store - complete with... more info  map

  • Job Carr Cabin Museum
    2350 North 30th Street, Tacoma, WA 98406
    253-627-5405, Visit the birthplace of the city at this log cabin museum. It is a replica of the cabin where the original Euro-American settler lived and commemorates his contributions... more info  map

  • LeMay - America's Car Museum
    2702 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421
    LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) features a nine-acre campus with a four-story museum as the centerpiece. It is one of the world’s largest auto museums and... more info  map

  • LeMay Family Collection at Marymount
    325 152nd Street East, Tacoma, WA 98445
    253-272-2336, The LeMay Family Collection at Marymount is open year-round 6 days/week for guided tours, showcasing over 500 vintage vehicles - primarily American-made cars, trucks,... more info  map

  • Museum of Glass, The
    1801 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
    Located on the The Foss Waterway
    253-284-4750, The Museum of Glass features ongoing glassblowing demonstrations in the Hot Shop Amphitheater, 13,000 square feet of gallery space dedicated to changing exhibitions of... more info  map

  • Shanaman Sports Museum of Tacoma-Pierce County
    2727 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
    253-627-5857, This museum recreates the history of sports through visual displays, written descriptions and a narrated video highlighting famous moments in local history. The museum... more info  map

  • Tacoma Art Museum
    1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
    253-272-4258, Dedicated to exhibiting and collecting Northwest art, Tacoma Art Museum's permanent collection of more than 3,500 works by international, national, and regional artists... more info  map

  • Traver Gallery
    110 Union Street #200, Tacoma, WA 98101
    206-587-6501, This second location of the Traver Gallery. and Vetri International Glass in the renovated Albers Mill Building in Tacoma, Washington. Adjacent to the Museum of Glass... more info  map

  • Washington State History Museum
    1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98401
    253-272-3500, Explore the history of Washington State at this museum that offers diverse and unique exhibits, programs, publications, and educational programs. Exhibits and features... more info  map

  • William Traver Gallery
    1821 Dock Street, Suite 100, Tacoma, WA 98402
    253-383-3685, "For more than 30 years, the Traver Gallery has served as a theater for the visual arts, providing space for artists to explore their ideas and share their discoveries... more info  map

  • Working Waterfront Maritime Museum
    705 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98401
    Thea Foss Waterway
    253-272-2750, The Working Waterfront Maritime Museum is operated by the non-profit organization – Foss Waterway Seaport. The Museum, located at the foot of Tacoma’s downtown core... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Metro Parks
    4702 South 19th Street, Tacoma, WA 98405
    253-305-1000, Metro Parks of Tacoma offers a plethora of gardens from which to choose. Feel free to take a tour of the Japanese Garden, Herb Garden, Point Defiance Park, Iris Garden,... more info  map

  • Point Defiance Park
    5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98407
    This 702-acre park features a natural forest, saltwater beaches and great views.  more info  map

  • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
    5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98407
    Exit 132 Off of I-5
    253-591-5337, Offering beautiful views of the Puget Sound, Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains, this 29-acre zoo's main attraction is its wide assortment of animals. Zoo... more info  map

  • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
    5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98407
    253-591-5337, The only combined zoo and aquarium in the Pacific Northwest, the 29-acre Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is situated within the 700-acre Point Defiance Park. Animals that... more info  map

  • Tacoma Nature Center
    1919 South Tyler Street, Tacoma, WA 98405
    253-591-6439, A 70-acre wetland habitat with self-guiding booklets, nature programs, and hard & soft surfaced trails. more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Catalyst Cruises
    515 143rd Street South, Tacoma, WA 98444
    253-537-7678, Climb aboard a 62-foot classic cruising yacht and cruise in and around Puget Sound. Cruises last from two to eight hours. Boarding and off-loading takes place at Pier... more info  map

  • Golden Pacific Railroad
    430 East 25th Street, Tacoma, WA 98421
    253-272-2558, The Golden Pacific Railroad operates railroad excursion trains, powered by an historic steam locomotive in the Tacoma, Washington Area.  more info  map

  

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