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Tacoma & So. Sound Attractions (Pg 3):

Tacoma Art Museum

Tacoma Art Museum

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402 | 253-272-4258

The Tacoma Art Museum, located in Tacoma's Cultural District, offers a collection of over 3,000 pieces, 70 percent of which consist of works by Northwest artists such as Morris Graves, Jacob Lawrence, Joseph Park, Barbara Earl Thomas, and Patti Warashina. Visitors will also find an exhibit of Dale Chihuly's work on long-term display.

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Taste of Tacoma

Taste of Tacoma

5400 North Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407 | 425-295-3262

For one weekend out of the year, the hard work and creativity of restaurant owners and their chefs become center stage at the EQC Taste of Tacoma. The Emerald Queen Casino Taste of Tacoma is the Ultimate Family Picnic, with food, wine, jazz, comedy and more.

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Washington State Fair

Washington State Fair

110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371 | 253-845-1771

One of the top ten largest fairs in the world, the Washington State Fair (formerly known as The Puyallup Fair) is the largest single attraction held annually in the state of Washington. The 17-day event is held every year in September, with fun for kids of all ages!

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Washington State History Museum

Washington State History Museum

1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98004 | 253-272-9747

The Washington State History Museum uses interactive exhibits, dramatic artifacts, storytelling through theatrical performance, and high-tech displays to teach people about the state of Washington's history. The history lab on the top floor even offers attendies a hands-on approach to learning. Located in Tacoma, the museum also features 106,000 square feet of exhibit space.

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Zoo Lights

Zoo Lights at Point Defiance

5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98407 | 253-591-5337

Need a break from Christmas shopping and holiday baking? Head on over to Point Defiance Zoo for their annual Zoo Lights celebration. Over half a million colorful lights adorn the zoo grounds for one unbelievable holiday display. Don't expect to see any polar bears or penguins on this trip, though - they're tucked away safe and sound for this one.

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