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Point Defiance Park

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Address: 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
Phone Number: 253 305 1000
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Description: Scenic park offering more than 700 acres of woodland trails, gardens and...
Scenic park offering more than 700 acres of woodland trails, gardens and waterfront views, along with a zoo and aquarium.
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A Natural Destination of Joy and Beauty Forever

You can spend half an hour to all day in this park; it's all quality time. The duck pond on the green is a favorite with children. The rose garden is lovely from May to September... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

You can spend half an hour to all day in this park; it's all quality time. The duck pond on the green is a favorite with children. The rose garden is lovely from May to September and for the curious gardener, have a walk through the nearby experimental gardens where new hybrids pf different flowers are being tested. Like to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a really nice scenic 5 mile drive. There are some nice turnouts and the gardens were beautiful. Very nice stop.

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Westminster, Colorado
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a nice part on the sound in Tacoma. We spent a few hours here doing the 5 mile drive and looking at the gardens. They had some very pretty flowers there. Worth the time to drive down to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

An amazing forest city park with walking / hiking trails, beach area, fort, picnic area, gardens, Five-Mile Scenic Drive with outlooks, 5-mile sand zoo. And immaculate bathrooms spaced throughout whole area.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great 5 mile loop around stopping first at the boathouse and walking to Owen Beach. Drive the rest and stopped at all the viewpoint areas. Beautiful weather and views. A great way to spend an hour or 4! Did not take any of the trails, but they were certainly inviting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was a beautiful day, animals were out at the zoo, and we could see Mt. Rainer and the sound from different locations. At the zoo the gift shop is nice, but did not buy anything. We did not eat at the Resturant. We enjoyed Five Mile Drive, and walking the beach at Owens Beach. The park is free unless... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit. The Gardens are incredible. There were deer in the garden area that would let you walk right up to them. Great walking trails and incredible views!

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Honestly, zoos aren't really my thing, however, this one is ok. LOTS of stuff for kids to see and do. Take the kids. Plenty of friendly staff around to answer questions. Beautiful landscaping. Paths good. Take your time, make a day of it. Plenty of educational stops and talks, check their schedule. Explore the rest of the park, walk along... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I did the 5 1/2 mile drive around the park and visited Owen's Beach and Delilah Gardens. If is a beautiful area.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

No matter what time of year, Point Defiance holds something for everyone at every age. Owens Beach has kayaks to rent; the Rose Garden is lovely for a summer stroll, the Zoo is great for kids (and adults), Five Mile Drive is a great bike ride and walk (just don't feed the raccoons) The Pagoda is a treasure. A must... More 

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Additional Information about Point Defiance Park

Address: 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
Phone Number: 253 305 1000
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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