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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 installations, open to the public 24 hours...
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  • 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 beautiful piece of art glass....
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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 restaurants. Be sure to catch one...
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  • 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 specializes in southern Italian...
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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.
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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.
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  • 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.
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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 staff and volunteers decked in...
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  • 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 to the area.
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  • 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 attractions. ACM was designed to...
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  • 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, buses, fire engines,...
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  • 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 works made of glass, films, a...
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  • 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 focuses not only on athletes,...
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  • 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 includes one of the finest...
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  • 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 and the Tacoma Art Museum, the...
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  • 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 range from geology to...
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  • 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 with the world."
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  • 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 along the Thea Foss Waterway,...
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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, Puget Gardens and many more. ...
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  • Point Defiance Park

    5400 North Pearl Street
    Tacoma, WA 98407
    This 702-acre park features a natural forest, saltwater beaches and great views.
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  • 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 membership is available. The zoo also...
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  • 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 can be seen in various...
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  • 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.
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Tours & Cruises

  • Catalyst Cruises

    515 South 143rd Street
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    253-537-7678
    Climb aboard a 62 foot classic cruising yacht and enjoy a sightseeing cruise on beautiful waters. Cruises last from two to eight hours.
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  • 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.
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