Best Places To See in Tacoma, WA

Handpicked Top 3 Places To See in Tacoma, WA. How do we actually find the most highly rated places to see? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!


5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98407

Since 1905

Zoos, Visitor Information, Daily Presentations, Asian Forest Sanctuary, Aquariums, Rocky Shores, Arctic Tundra, Kids' Zone, Red Wolf Woods, Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater, Budgie Buddies, Camel Rides, Plant Life, Company Events, Birthday Parties, Weddings, Picnics, Programs For Kids, School Field Trips, Conservation, Family & Adults Programs

Children ages 2 and Under: Free Admission - Discounts are offered for group reservations for parties of 15 or more - Over 9,000 specimens representing 367 animal species

Price: Adults (ages 13-64) $17.95, Seniors (ages 65+) $16.95, Youths (ages 5-12) $13.95, Tots (3 & 4) $9.95

Mon - Sun : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Joined the zoo membership program when we first moved here. Unfortunately we only made it a couple of times (should have seen that coming!) However it saved us a little money when we did the shark dive, which was awesome and the zoo lights! I'm writing this review because our last visit to the zoo was amazing. My son and I decided to go one more time before we moved we arrived at 9:15 on a Monday morning, before the gates opened. We started with the elephants and spotted leopard cubs.
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1801 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402

Since 2002

Museum, Public Transportation, Exhibitions, Hot Shop, Museum Store, Museum Cafe, Hot Lunch Fridays, Group Visits, Weddings, Private Events, Exhibitions, Collections, Outdoor Art, Public Programs, Education, Family Days, Group Tours, Hot Lunch, Kids Design Glass, Lectures, Performances, Theater and School Programs, Hot Shop Heroes & Virtual Museum

Members, Children 5 and under, Library Pass Holders, College students with a valid ID for every Sunday, Active duty military families (with up to five guests) as part of the Blue Star Museums program, Memorial Day through Labor Day: Free Admission

Price: $15 Adults, $5 Children (6-12), $12 Seniors (62+), Students (13+), Military (with ID), $13 AAA members (must show AAA card)

Wed - Sat : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun : 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The museum of glass is one the special places to visit in the Tacoma area. It had been a number of years since I was able to visit, and it is just as great of a place as I remember. When I visited there were four exhibits in the exhibits hall, each with a totally unique example of glass art. The undersea exhibit was amazing. The artists have used glass as the primary material to depict animals and live under the sea. There ais an amazing glass sculpture of a salmon that was mind blowing
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2702 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

Since 2012

The Museum, Phone Tour, Ticket Packages and Deals, Groups, Cafe, Stores, Exhibitions, Collections, Rental Spaces, School Programs, Adult Programs, Youth and Family Programs, Preschool Programs, Family Steam Days, Late Night Programs, Scout Programs, Pinewood Derby Races, Summer Camps, Family Zone, Educator Programs, Private Parties & Special Events

Child (5 and under): Free Admission - AAA members, State Farm policy holders and employees, Hagerty policy holders and employees receive a 10% discount on adult admission - Passport Unlimited members receive a 20% discount on adult admission

Price: Adults: $18, Seniors (Age 65+): $16, Military: $16, Students: $14, Youth (Ages 6-12): $10

Mon - Sun : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This place has some amazingly well restored vehicles from all time periods through the history of motoring. (Really sad I didnt make it in here to see the Tucker while they had it displayed, but next time I hear of it being there I wont delay!). We actually had the entire museum to ourselves for a private showing and catered event. Staff was fun, friendly... food was very well prepared and served buffet style. Drinks were priced appropriately and well poured.
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