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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 truly gorgeous park with magnificent trees and great trails

We both drove through the park and stopped at the flower gardens. It is a great park for hikers or walking trails, but that is not our thing, so we just stopped to admire and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Laguna Woods, CA
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59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We both drove through the park and stopped at the flower gardens. It is a great park for hikers or walking trails, but that is not our thing, so we just stopped to admire and photograph the lovely flowers, which are gorgeous and plentiful. The park is well maintained and would be a great place for the entire family.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went here today and we had a great time. We stopped at all the viewpoints. We walked in the rhododendrons trails and then stopped in the flower garden. I can't believe it's all free too, no park fee or anything. This is a beautiful park!

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We stopped at Point Defiance Park to see the park and visit the zoo and aquarium. They did not disappoint. The park is beautiful regardless of the whether, and the aquarium was a little smaller - but equal in experience - than the Seattle Aquarium. It was less expensive, had more interesting exhibits, and was easier to navigate too. Plus,... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I do not think that I have ever seen dahlias and hydrangeas more beautiful than the ones in this garden. This is just a great park with so many wonderful areas to explore. It is one of my favorite parks anywhere.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It's a great Park, an oasis of quiet near several large cities, Tacoma being the most prominent . They have lots to do, Owen Beach is a great place to visit to splash in some very cold water, or hike along it's beach. They have a nice , well maintained zoo and aquarium as well. There is no entrance fee... More 

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victoria, bc
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There are lots of trails, as well as beach walking. You can work your way up from the beach at some junctures. Very nice way to spend some time.

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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This park is great - if you're a runner, a family with kids, a nature lover, just want to escape the city - this place really has it all! On weekend mornings they close most of 5 mile drive to cars and its a perfect getaway!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The park is about 700 acres with lots of hiking trails, beach access, picnic areas, restrooms, rose garden (plus other flowers), a native PNW garden, the Pagoda plus a small Japanese garden, and lots more! The trails are very well marked and maintained. We like to park at the Rhododendron garden to start our hikes rather than parking at the... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

During a visit in January I decided to do the 5-mile drive around the park. Just as beautiful as I remembered it. Great views of the Narrows Bridge. A lovely place to walk.

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Kaysville, Utah
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Beautiful park with stunning views of Puget Sound and islands, ferries, Tacoma Narrows Bridge, forests, beaches, etc. We went to Owen Beach and it was nice (the information said there was a sandy beach, but we only found rocks and pebbles, no sand). We rented a kayak and had a great time kayaking around Puget Sound. This place is huge... More 

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