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Point Defiance Park

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Address: 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407-3224
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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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We especially like all the beautiful gardens - the Rose Garden is exquisite, and the Begonia Gardens are the best. The 5 mile drive is great, just way too much to describe in... read more

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Milton, Washington
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We especially like all the beautiful gardens - the Rose Garden is exquisite, and the Begonia Gardens are the best. The 5 mile drive is great, just way too much to describe in full.

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I've loved this place for over twenty years, and it's been really great to bring my three boys the past two summers. We've had a great time both times, specifically down at the beach. Water is cold but doesn't stop my guys from getting in, their fav is to find logs to ride. And the vistas are incredible- on a... More 

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Thank Holliejoy
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Never tire of taking the 5 mile drive on a sunny evening. So many raccoons to greet you along the road! Just lovely!!

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Thank 1Sunbumm
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite a beautiful drive through the entire park. Saw a few wild animals and many birds. The roads are very well kept and it was easy traveling.

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Thank Norm N
Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Point Defiance is truly beautiful.. It is a huge park with breathtaking scenery! Perfect for a nice day out with the kiddos

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Thank xtiffanio
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this park. There is a tea garden, a place to rent a boat, the ferry to Vashon Island, the zoo, a wonderful road from which you can go to the beach, or take in the view of the sound or Gig Harbor Bridge.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a drive north to Point Defiance Park. There are plenty of paths for walking and tables and green space for picnicking. The 5 mile drive through the park had lots of scenic points and there was a beach with plenty of parking. Wouldn't go on a rainy day but definitely stop at one of the several sandwich shops... More 

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Gatesville, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This park was not on my schedule to visit but a local suggested I do. Since it was only 10 minutes from where I stayed I decided to take advantage of the few hours of daylight left and went. I walked along the beach for probably 1 mile and was very happy I did. This "ruff" beach was loaded with... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is great for getting away without leaving the city. The 5 mile drive goes through the thick forest and feels secluded. Plenty of paths to hike through the woods and you can run around the 5 mile drive too. There's a beach, gardens and an old military fort along with plenty of other things like a dog park.

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Thank Dbeggin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful water views and wooded areas!! Allow at least 1 full day!!Woods, flowers, water views and areas to walk!!

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