Point Defiance Park

Point Defiance Park, Tacoma: Hours, Address, Point Defiance Park Reviews: 5/5

Point Defiance Park
5
State Parks • Zoos • Aquariums
6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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Scenic park offering more than 700 acres of woodland trails, gardens and waterfront views, along with a zoo and aquarium.
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Herb D
5 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Great walking, wonderful views, even benches at just the right locations, in the Spring fabulous flowers, lots of boats and ships, active waterfront, even whales and aeals, lots of free parking.
Written December 6, 2021
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CavemanHHH
Placitas, NM831 contributions
Oct 2021
1st. Dune Peninsula: Wonderful place to take the family, couples walk, walk the dogs, ride your bike, or just individual sitting watching the seals/whales. This place has the longest set of slides I have ever seen. We did see seals, no whales maybe next time. You can just sit watching the boats or have a picnic lunch. Bathrooms were available & clean. No matter what the age you can enjoy. Wheel chair accessible.
2nd Park area: everything is free. Great place to walk around, wonderful trees & flowers. A few of the things we wanted to see were close due to covid.
Written November 1, 2021
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Cassandra Sankus
Fairview Heights, IL2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Don’t leave ANYTHING IN YOUR CAR. We had our car broken into we just got out of the car at point 1 on the drive and within 5 mins our car was broken into .
Written September 16, 2021
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Steve G
Federal Way, WA1,447 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Thinking about visiting here? Separate from the zoo is a magnificent park that can provide as little as a pleasant drive or as much as three or four hours of walking around enjoying one surprise after another. There are several different areas, so this is a real treasure, a real local gem.
Written September 11, 2021
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Jesse C
Milwaukee, WI835 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
What an amazing park. My niece and her husband have the good fortune to live across the street from such an amazing place. Great views of the water, an amazing trail system, a solid zoo, and a beautiful rose garden. A must see in Tacoma.
Written August 23, 2021
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RRla
los angeles, CA169 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
This review is specifically for the Dunes Peninsula at Point Defiance Park, the latest attraction. This is a another good example of how a wasteland can be turned into a great place. Not only is this educational for future generations, it is so beautiful and serene one can come back again and again and I bet in a few years time the place will look totally different when all the trees and plants mature.
Written August 15, 2021
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x r
San Francisco, CA76 contributions
Aug 2021
Before going to the Olympic Peninsula, I wanted some fuzzy trees and got some at this sweet park. I went on a Sunday and it wasn’t too crowded.
Written August 10, 2021
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ChicagoHiker11
Chicago, IL64 contributions
Jul 2021
I was very excited when I arrived to see that this park had everything to keep a traveler busy for the day. I had 6 hours to spend before I had to catch a flight and did not want to go too far from the airport. The park was a 45 minute drive and well worth every minute of it. From the duck pond, to the rose garden, the zoo/aquarium and the fantastic view points. It really is the best state park I have ever seen. But the most breathtaking part is the 5 mile drive, with all the trails. The pine trees, ferns and lush green forest is just breath-taking. This is a must see for anyone traveling through Tacoma and highly recommended for elderly people since the rose garden, pagoda, visitor center and zoom is very easy to navigate on flat surfaces.
Written August 1, 2021
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johnY7709QU
Colorado Springs92 contributions
Jul 2021
The northwest seems to have so many beautiful parks but from what we've seen this is one of the best. Beautiful drives and walking pathways. The Japanese garden was wonderful and serene... until the wedding reception started. :) The rose and other test gardens were delightful.
Written July 19, 2021
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Oomama54
Pasadena, TX1 contribution
May 2021 • Couples
The flower gardens are so beautiful! Like being in beautiful woods but with well maintained trails and benches. Lovely views of Vashon Island.
Written May 28, 2021
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