Tacoma Attractions

Spend your time in Tacoma at the best attractions on the west coast of Washington. Let us help you discover more than the city's soaring mountaintops and beautiful sandy beaches. Check out our list to see our favorite destinations in the city, covering everything from museums to the zoo, the aquarium, amusement parks and more.

Museum of Glass
Visit the Museum of Glass to see the hottest glass and coolest art. Travel across a breathtaking museum situated on the waterfront to see international and nationally renowned works of glass art. Feel the heat when you walk inside the world's largest Hot Shop showcasing edgy and awe inspiring exhibitions of glass.

Address: 1801 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402 - MAP
Phone: (253) 284-4750
Web: www.museumofglass.org

Tacoma Art Museum
Art lovers, head to the Tacoma Art Museum to see the museum's permanent collections of American, European, and Asian art highlighting national and international exhibitions. This museum is designed with the city and education in mind to offer visitors a relaxing look into the world of art and experience global masterpieces through a variety of exhibits and art attractions.

Address: 1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402 - MAP
Phone: (253) 272-4258
Web: www.tacomaartmuseum.org

Washington State History Museum
History is fun at the Washington State History Museum, where you have an interactive and fun way to learn about the state's history, characters and events. Discover interactive exhibits and attractions, theatrical storytelling, high tech displays and dramatic artifacts that you can participate in while making your trip through history educational, fun, and memorable.

Address: 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402 - MAP
Phone: (253) 272-3500
Web: www.wshs.org

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Come see a polar bear give you a high five at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, located in Tacoma's most beloved Point Defiance Park. You'll have a zoo-per, one-of-a-kind opportunity to ride a camel, meet the animals, dive deep into tons of aquatic fun the 24,000-gallon Lagoon, and experience many other wild attractions.

Address: 5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98407 - MAP
Phone: (253) 591-5337
Web: www.pdza.org

Lakewold Gardens
Color blooms at the Lakewold Gardens. Imagine meandering on the majestic, intensely colorful lawns of a historic Georgian landmark mansion that's surrounded by 30 towering Japanese maples, rare and native plants, and a stunning sanctuary - all bursting with a symphony of natural colors. You won't want to miss the stunning beauty of this natural attraction.

Address: 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive, SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 - MAP
Phone: (253) 584-4106
Web: www.lakewoldgardens.org

Children's Museum of Tacoma
Let your child's imagination run wild at the Children's Museum of Tacoma. Cool hands-on exhibits and attractions like Design, Build and Play, are the perfect place for children to release their inner artist. Another exhibit, Zing! The Power of Play, is a wonderland of building blocks that proves children really do learn when they move, play and experience.

Address: 936 Broadway Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402 - MAP
Phone: (253) 627-6031
Web: www.childrensmuseumoftacoma.org

LeMay Museum
Automobile aficionados, drive to LeMay Museum to see the world's largest privately held collection of classic and vintage automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles valued at over sixty million dollars. Automobile collectors' engines will get revved up while standing next to a 1921 Ford Model T and a 1994 Flintmobile George Barris Kustom at this unique museum attraction.

Address: 325 152nd Street, East, Tacoma, WA 98445 - MAP
Phone: (253) 536-2885
Web: www.lemaymuseum.org

Broadway Center for Performing Arts
Big entertainment and attractions come to the Broadway Center for Performing Arts. Located in the historic Theater District of downtown Tacoma, the center is home to three world class live entertainment venues: The Pantages Theater, Rialto Theater, and The Theatre on the Square. The Center serves as the residence of the Tacoma Opera, the Tacoma Symphony and Tacoma Chorus.

Address: 901 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402 - MAP
Phone: (253) 591-5890
Web: www.broadwaycenter.org