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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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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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Family day at the park

We love this place. A nice place in the middle of the city. Feels like you are out of town. Have a good time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Wilma M
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love this place. A nice place in the middle of the city. Feels like you are out of town. Have a good time.

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Thank Wilma M
Santa Cruz, CA
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a reason this is the number one attraction on TripAdvisor. This park is amazing with miles and miles of trails to explore. We opted to hike out to the point, saving the zoo and botanical garden for next time. The trails are well maintained, there are view spots galore. Keep an eye out for bald eagles. If I... More 

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very beautiful and well maintained!! Gorgeous views! Nature at it's finest! Will visit again next year!

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Kingfield, Maine
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Trails to hike, gardens to explore, beaches to walk and views to see. This is a must see on your tour of Tacoma. The 5 Mile drive is a slow meander through tall trees with plenty of places to stop along the way!

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Westerville, Ohio
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whatever you do... don't leave anything in your car at the overnight lot. I know, I know... you aren't supposed to leave valuables in your cars unattended. BUT..We were stupid and we did.... The overnight lot near the boathouse was full - so we were sent to Lot A, which is really outside of the park itself in a boat... More 

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Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We just ambled onto this park and could have spent a day exploring the many walkways. Walks on cliffs, through rose garden, along beach. We would have rented a kayak if we had had more time. It was hilarious seeing Young people playing Pokemon all through the park.

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Thank Suzanne B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited the "beach" after visiting the zoo and aquarium. It was not too crowded and there were grassy picnic areas.

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Thank Norma M
Kent, Washington
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204 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With the hiking, Fort Nisqually, Point Defiance Zoo, and the beaches, this is a tremendous opportunity to get away in the city.

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Tacoma, Washington
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is a piece of heaven on the edge of a big city! From hikes to beach combing, from the zoo to beautiful gardens, and everything in between- this is my favorite park anywhere! The grounds are well maintained. There are plenty of areas for picnicking and play. Bring the dog, bring the kids, bring your grandma! There's even... More 

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Glendale, California
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740 reviews
191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the park a lot...Saw wildlife and a lot of people exercising. I would say 3-4 hours to enjoy the whole park

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