Hidden Treasures in Tacoma

Hidden Treasures in TacomaSneak away from Tacoma's main attractions to experience a side of the city that many don't get to see. Our list will guide you off the beaten path to discover lesser-known attractions and hidden treasures in Tacoma.

Museum of Glass
The Tacoma Glassblowing Studio invites you to experience the magic of hot glass. Step inside the studio for a hands-on class where you select and apply colors to twist and turn and then blow them or shape them into your distinctive piece of art glass.

Address: 114 South 23rd Street, Tacoma, WA 98402 - MAP
Phone: (253) 383-3499
Web: www.tacomaglassblowing.com

Tacoma Farmers Market
Go green at the Tacoma Farmers Markets. Discover a hidden gem off the beaten grocery path as you harvest local farm fresh goodies and shop for hand made artesian wares. Live music is part of the shopping experience, and you'll hear sounds from three outdoor European style market places. Markets include Broadway Market, the largest marketplace, 6th Avenue, a small neighborhood marketplace and South Tacoma Market, only open on Sundays.

Address: 902 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402 - MAP
Phone: (253) 272-7077
Web: www.tacomafarmersmarket.com

Union Station
All aboard! Enjoy a tour at Tacoma's Union Station for an awe inspiring tour of the city's grand passenger station. Ramble through this magnificent marble wonder spanning three stories with original terrazzo floors and glass block flooring and copper dome. The historic landmark station now serves as the city's courthouse and citizen's event hall.

Address: 1717 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402 - MAP
Phone: (253) 863-5173
Web: www.unionstationrotunda.org

The Grand Cinema
Take a detour from popcorn and mega movie venues to check out The Grand Cinema. Meet with friends to chow down on Farrelli's Pizza and watch top ticket independent, art house, and foreign films you won't see anywhere else. Titles have included The Guard, Midnight in Paris and The Whale.

Address: 606 South Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402 - MAP
Phone: (253) 593-4474
Web: www.grandcinema.com

Emerald Queen Casino
Take a different path for a night of entertainment and head over to the Emerald Queen Casino & Hotel in Tacoma. Sure there's plenty of gambling to be had but the real fun begins when you get your ticket to live musical entertainment to see greats like Vince Gill and the Commodores.

Address: 2024 East 29th Street, Tacoma, WA 98404 - MAP
Phone: (253) 441-3189
Web: www.emeraldqueen.com