Tacoma & South Sound Attractions:
901 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402 | 253-591-5890
Tacoma's Broadway Center for the Performing Arts offers up three separate and distinct venues featuring a variety of performance genres, including ballet, opera, symphony, dance, popular music, and more. The historic Pantages and Rialto Theaters have hosted such performers as Victor Borge, Dizzie Gillespie, and Joan Baez.
201 Tulalip Street NE, Tacoma, WA 98422 | 253-927-2536
Tacoma's only lighthouse, the Browns Point Lighthouse, sits at the edge of a beautifully maintained park, with the majestic Olympic Mountains as a backdrop. The park is a perfect place to bring a picnic lunch and spread a blanket out on the grassy hill beneath one of the many shade trees. Bring Fido along, too, because this park allows our four-legged friends!
1501 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402 | 253-627-6031
The Children's Museum of Tacoma offers hands-on activities for kids in a fun, colorful space. Five separate themed playscapes engage young children and their adult caregivers in self-directed play through innovative design that celebrates imagination and encourages creativity.
312 73rd Avenue Northeast, Olympia, WA 98506
One of the first Puget Sound lighthouses to be automated, the Dofflemyer Point Lighthouse defines the eastern side of the entrance to Budd Inlet, which leads south to Olympia, the state capital. The lighthouse is surrounded by private property, and the grounds and tower are closed to the public, but you can get a photograph of the lighthouse from the marina.
5700 Pacific Highway E., Fife, WA 98424 | 253-594-7777
Whether you're looking for an escape from the "every day" or a fun-filled adventure, the Emerald Queen Hotel & Casino in Fife is your perfect destination! Indulge yourself with exceptional hospitality, divine dining and countless entertainment options - as well as over 1,490 of the newest slot machines in town.
2024 E 29th St., Tacoma, WA 98404 | 253-594-7777
At the Emerald Queen I-5, you can choose from 56 of your favorite Vegas-style table games such as Let it Ride, Blackjack, Spanish 21, Fortune Pai Gow, Craps and Roulette, as well as over 2,000 dynamic video slots including Progressive Jackpot machines! Their International Buffet features an array of American and Asian dishes and mouthwatering seafood.
5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407 | 253-591-5339
Despite the name and the resemblance to old army stockades, Fort Nisqually was never a military installation but rather a fur trading outpost established by the Hudson Bay Company in 1833. This living history museum is located in Point Defiance Park, and includes a trade store, blacksmith shop, laborers dwelling house, demonstration kitchen, and kitchen garden.
2501 E. D St., Tacoma, WA 98421 | 253-255-1731
Once the westernmost freight terminus for the famous Milwaukee Railroad, Freighthouse Square is now home to a variety of small merchants selling everything from fine art and antiques, to clothing and gifts. The International Food Court offers up delectable dishes such as Thai fish and chips, All-American burgers and fries, and authentic Indian cuisine.
2702 East D. St., Tacoma, WA 98421 | 253-779-8490
LeMay-America's Car Museum is located in Tacoma, Washington, and is the largest collection of classic and vintage automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles in the world. This brand new 165,000 square foot museum, just opened in June 2012, is designed to preserve history and celebrate the world's automotive culture.
1801 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402 | 866-468-7386
Experience contemporary glass art in a breathtakingly beautiful museum on Tacoma's revitalized waterfront. In addition to inspiring exhibitions of glass in the galleries, you can watch the glass-blowers at work as they create masterpieces from molten glass. You'll also marvel at the remarkable Chihuly Bridge of Glass. A definite must-see in Tacoma!