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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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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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Best Park in the NW

There is nothing better then taking a stroll in a park. To go to Tacoma and not visit Point Defiance, well, you would be really missing a focal point of the NW. The off lease dog... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is nothing better then taking a stroll in a park. To go to Tacoma and not visit Point Defiance, well, you would be really missing a focal point of the NW. The off lease dog park seems to go on for miles, the trails are never crowded and we often do not see anyone, especially in the colder wetter... More 

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Long Beach, California
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57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very cool park as it sit out on a peninsula over the Sound, so lots of great places to view the water.

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Freeport, New York
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59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Point Defiance Park, by this writer's bias, is better than Central Park in New York City. Though both were created by the same designer, Point Defiance has so much that remains true to the nature of the Northwest and it's history. Walkers, runners and bicyclists are welcome, and families easily will find a place for a comfortable weekend picnic.

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Thank John K
Vilseck, Germany
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just recently moved here from Ohio/Germany (military) and we found Point Defiance, more specifically Owen Beach:) My three year old loves playing here, even when it's raining, and we love the outdoor tranquility especially being right at the edge of Tacoma! The area is very clean and we've went a couple times when it was almost empty, which was... More 

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Thank Sarah C
Tacoma, Washington
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has everything: a beach, restaurant, parks, trails, a zoo/aquarium, scerenity, etc. In spring you can catch the rhododendrons, summer the roses, Autumn the changing of the leaves.

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Thank Ann P
Spokane, Washington
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even in November, this was a lovely place for a walk/run. We didn't have time for the zoo but enjoyed all the little themed areas around the park. Don't miss the Japanese garden and pond.

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Thank Skibee99
Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A park close to home that feels like you went on a long trip,scenic,beautiful and spacious. You will feel like you are on a mini vacation. Don't be surprised if you see a wild animal or two. Fun for the whole family. Walk ,run,ride, or just sit and take in all the beauty. One of the biggest inner city parks... More 

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Spokane, WA
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though they are in the shadows of Woodland Park, these guys do a nice job! Lots of fun Ocean stuff that you do not get at Woodland Park. Worth the trip down here if you are in Seattle!

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Thank dannys58
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful drive! The sound looks amazing and the rain forest is so soothing to drive through. You almost forget your right outside the city. I recommend packing a lunch and bike or taking a walk through it. There are trails everywhere. Enjoy it!

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Thank Lani D
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a must go/visit place with its own unique fun for all generations; a combination best and lifetime memory;\. a plus on special photo

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