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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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Great place, always interesting people.

Great park, a wonderful place to come relax and enjoy some nature. This park can get busy as they have many things going on during the summer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great park, a wonderful place to come relax and enjoy some nature. This park can get busy as they have many things going on during the summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Pt Defiance is a park that you just don't find anymore. There's something for everyone, from the zoo to the beach. Places to eat, swings and toys for the kids, hiking, lots of nature walks,Ft. Nisqually, places to sit and enjoy the fabulous views of Puget Sound, Narrows Bridge, Gig Harbor and Day Island. We've gone to this park as... More 

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Situtated just 10 minutes from Tacoma is Point Defiance Park. It is a little piece of paradise. The Zoo and Aquarium are here as well as restaurants, fishing, hiking a beach with amazing view of Mt. Ranier on a clear day and 1 great 5 mile loop drive. It was relaxing, a great place to picnic and relax and enjoy... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Spent the after noon at the park. So beautiful there. Mt grade daughters loved playing on the beach and they loved their visit to the zoo.

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is one of their favorite places yo go with me. They always walk away learning something new that they cannot wait to share with their parents and classmates.

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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Pt Defiance should be a regular destination with things to do and not in any particular order. The Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden with Pagoda, the trails, the Native Garden, the Rhodenderian (sp) Garden, Five Mile Drive, Owen Beach, Fort Nisqually, the Dog Park, and of course the Zoo! A great place to picnic, watch the ferry to Vashon, etc.... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

So much to do at the park from playground for your littles to hiking and beaches for your bigs. Five mile drive is always a treat with wildlife popping up to say hello.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Pack a picnic lunch, bring someone you enjoy being with and take in this huge park. Take in the views of the water from this park, or watch the koi swimming in the large pond. After your great picnic, put the basket in the trunk and head over to the Rose Garden and the Japanese Garden. The varieties of roses... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Went Sunday 6/21 and walked one of the trails, which were nicely marked. However when I returned to my car a window had been smashed and my purse (fully concealed under seat) gone. The rental stickers probably gave it away . . .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Evening stroll with a nice view is what you will get here. Peaceful and calm, enjoy the nature beauty.

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Additional Information about Point Defiance Park

Address: 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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