Tacoma Museum District

Tacoma Museum District

The Tacoma Museum District in the South Sound is comprised of six premier museums – all within walking distance (or a free ride on the Link light rail) of each other in Tacoma’s historic downtown. Each museum shares a unique view of Pacific Northwest arts and culture.

Special Offer: Save up to 25% off of 6 downtown Tacoma museums. Good for one full year.

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South Sound Craft Crawl

We invite you to join the Craft Crawl and taste over 100 of our locally made beers and ciders, from the fearless artisans that reign the region. Also, take advantage of the Festival of Sail Combo Ticket and visit three breweries/distilleries in 3.5hrs at various locations in the Puget Sound. Transportation, tastings, and behind the scenes tours included.

Special Offer: Get stamps at craft breweries in Tacoma and nearby cities to collect stamps and earn an official craft crawl growler.

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Chihuly Glass Art

Chihuly Walking Tour

World-famous Glass art Artist Dale Chihuly is a Tacoma native. Tour Dale Chihuly’s artwork throughout Downtown Tacoma. Hear Chihuly talk about his inspirations, collaborations, and artistic processes. Use this walking tour or search for it on the free STQRY App.

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Performing Arts

Local Musical Playhouses and grand theaters put on performances from the Pirates of Penzance to a Celebration of Swing. Enjoy the area’s music and theater scene in Tacoma and surrounding cities.

Tacoma Musical Playhouse

7116 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA  98406
Ph:  253-565-6867

Website: www.tmp.org

Upcoming Events:

Sister Act the Musical | May 12 – June 4, 2017

  • Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30 pm
  • Sundays, 2:00 pm
  • Saturday Matinees, May 27 & June 3, 2:00 pm

Disney’s The Little Mermaid | July 7 – 30, 2017

  • Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays, 2:00pm

An Afternoon with Gilbert & Sullivan | June 11, 2017, 2:00 pm

A Celebration of Swing | June 12, 2017, 7:30 pm

Tacoma Little Theatre

210 N I Street
Tacoma, WA 98403
Upcoming Show:
The Man Who Shot Liberty ValanceJune 2  18, 2017
  • Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm
  • Sundays at 2:00 pm
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Eat Well

Dine on the shores of the Puget Sound, or in our downtown hub to enjoy fresh, local flavor. Check out these locations:

Rock The Dock Pub & Grill
Come play on the wrong side of the tracks with the right people! We’re proud of our blue collar, working waterfront heritage! Not your typical Pub food, delicious menu with fresh ingredients using homemade family recipes. Outdoor waterfront seating with breathtaking views of Mount Rainier and the Foss waterway. Free covered parking and over 200 feet of front door dock space. Live music every Friday & Saturday night and never a cover charge.

(253) 272-5004
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The Swiss Restaurant & Pub
Offers live music on weekends, showcases local artists, and features a game room. They have a full bar with 31 tap handles and a kitchen that offers fresh, scratch cooking.

They’re the only pub in the world that has eight pieces of Venetian Glass from the world renowned, Tacoma-born & raised glass artist Dale Chihuly.

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RAM Restaurant & Brewery
Always featuring quality food, award-winning beverages and medal-winning craft-brewed ales and lagers.

7 Seas Brewing is a Brewery and Tap Room with locations in Gig Harbor and Tacoma Washington.

2101 Jefferson Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402

Also at the same location:
3UILT Tacoma
Valhalla Coffee Co

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Guided Tours

Be guided by local experts through the South Puget Sound’s stunning harbors, and Mt. Rainier National forest.  


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Craft Your Own Glass Art Piece

Tacoma is a glass art capital, so don’t leave without making your own work of art at Tacoma Glass Blowing Studio and Area 253 Glassblowing.

Chambers Bay Golf Course


Play at championship golf courses with sweeping views of the Puget Sound. Chambers Bay was the site of the 2015 U.S. Open.

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Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

There’s always something new to see and do at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Spend the day at the Northwest’s only combined zoo and aquarium. Marvel at massive polar bears, walruses and sharks. Touch velvety stingrays and small sharks. Get up close to Sumatran tigers, sea otters, sea lions and hundreds of other animal species. Then experience Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, a spectacular new exhibit of larger-than-life sea creatures sculpted from plastic ocean trash.

Special Offer: Festival of Sail Combo Ticket

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Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Spend the Day with Nature and experience the Northwest’s premier wildlife and adventure park. Get eye to eye with massive bison, majestic moose, and more than 150 other native animals as they roam freely through meadows, wetlands, and forests. Then slide, climb and splash in Kids’ Trek, a one-of-a-kind nature-inspired playground for toddlers to tweens.

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Point Defiance Park

Point Defiance Park

This 760-acre park is a popular destination for more than 3.1 million people each year. Natural forest, saltwater beaches, and spectacular views offer numerous possibilities for recreation, education and communing with nature.
5400 N. Pearl St, Tacoma WA 98407  Map
(253) 305-1088

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Fort Nisqually

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

Fort Nisqually is a living history museum where volunteers and staff, in period clothing, demonstrate the crafts of the 19th century and engage visitors in historic dialogue.

Check out “From the Islands to the Inland Sea – Hawaiians at Fort Nisqually.” This family-friendly exhibit explores how Hawaiian laborers came to live and work on Puget Sound in the mid-1800s.

5400 N. Pearl St, Tacoma WA 98407  Map
(253) 591-5339

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Meadow Park Golf Course

Play our challenging 18-hole Championship, the Williams Nine, or drive at the range.  Enjoy a group or one-on-one lesson from our golf professionals, or grab a bite at our family-friendly bar and grill.

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Point Defiance Marina

Rent a boat, fish from the pier, enjoy a fine Northwest meal or walk along the waterfront.

5400 N. Pearl St, Tacoma WA 98407  Map
(253) 591-5325

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Point Defiance Park Visitors Center

Tour interpretive exhibits, pick up a park map, talk to knowledgeable Park Ambassadors and get information on special events and recreational opportunities in the park. Books, gifts, and refreshments are available for purchase.

5400 N. Pearl St, Tacoma WA 98407  Map
(253) 305-1088


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Tacoma Nature Center

The Tacoma Nature Center is a 71-acre nature preserve encompassing Snake Lake and the surrounding wetlands and forest. Stroll nature trails to experience native birds, animals, and plants.

1919 S. Tyler St, Tacoma WA 98405 Map
(253) 591-6439

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W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory

A beloved icon from Tacoma’s past and a brilliant venue for exotic plant displays.

316 South G St, Tacoma WA 98405
(253) 591-5330

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Pierce Transit Trolley

Downtown to Defiance Trolley

Enjoy shopping, museums, and events in downtown Tacoma, then take the trolley along scenic Ruston Way to dine at the waterfront and visit attractions at Point Ruston. Continue your journey through the City of Ruston to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, trails, beachfront and marina at Point Defiance Park. This is a circular route that runs every 30 minutes.

Location address The Downtown to Defiance Trolley runs June 2 through September 3, 2017, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, plus Third Thursdays during the summer (June 15, July 20 and August 17) from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm. Pierce Transit has 17 other bus routes with service to Downtown Tacoma. Plan your trip today!

Call: 253-581-8000, option 1

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The North Pearl Farmers Market

The North Pearl Farmers Market is located in the stunning area between Pt. Defiance Park and the Ruston Waterfront. We offer fresh produce, flowers, plants, artisan crafts and delicious locally made to-go items.

Also join us for the Food For Thought and Kid’s Club programs. Kids Club features activities for children 3-13; participating children will earn a $2 token to spend at the market.  When the kids are done, the entire family can get some Food for Thought with a reading from a local author.

A weekend experience to be repeated!

Location: 5033 N Pearl Street

Day/Time: Sundays June 4th – Aug 27th, 1:00pm -5:00pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NorthPearlFarmersMarket/

Phone: 253.209.5112

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