What to do in Tacoma, WA

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Tacoma Attractions

Are you a fan of fine cuisine or shopping? Or perhaps you just like to make your way around a new city like a local. When staying in Tacoma, it doesn't matter what your preferences are — this happening metropolis offers all the sights and experiences you could ever wish for.

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Heading to Tacoma on a budget? The following can be experienced for zip.

Karpeles Manuscript Museum - Filled with intriguing objects and exhibits, this gallery is heaven for hungry minds.

Point Defiance Park - Make this place your first port of call if you're looking for fun during your escape.

University of Washington Tacoma - Pay a visit to this landmark and be wowed by its unique design.

Tacoma Narrows Bridge - Educate yourself about some of the unique history of the region through this attraction.

Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center - If you'd like to explore a few of the more important or interesting places in the community, start here.

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory - If you like spending time in the garden, this place will excite your inner green thumb.

Things to Do in Tacoma with Kids

There are lots of unforgettable experiences in Tacoma that the entire gang will enjoy. These are some of the top family friendly experiences around.


 

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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Tacoma on a sunny day?
What to do in Tacoma on a rainy day?
There’s no need to splish, splash and splosh your way through a wet day when there are plenty of great indoor activities on offer:


What is Tacoma famous for?
Museum of Glass lives up to its reputation as a local icon you just can’t miss.
What should I not miss in Tacoma?
If you’d like to experience the best of this destination, slot these attractions into your itinerary:

  • Tacoma Dome
  • Puyallup Fairgrounds
  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
  • Emerald Downs

Are there cheap things to do in Tacoma?
What can you do in Tacoma for free?
You could store your money in the hotel safe for the day, because these top attractions won’t cost you a dime:

  • Emerald Queen Casino
  • Crystal Mountain
  • Muckleshoot Casino
  • Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center


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