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“Best park around” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Point Defiance Park

Point Defiance Park
Ranked #1 of 76 things to do in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Scenic park offering more than 700 acres of woodland trails, gardens and waterfront views, along with a zoo and aquarium.
Tacoma, Washington
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169 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Best park around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

I love to walk the park as well as put my kayak in at Owens Beach. So many trails to explore - so little time

Visited September 2013
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Orlando
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Ab fab complex of fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is one of the largest urban parks in the US--just a little smaller than Central Park in NYC. It has wonderful wooded hiking trails with views from cliffs overlooking Puget Sound, plus a great zoo, aquarium, recreated Fort Nisqually, and several gardens to tour.

Visited September 2013
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Tacoma, Washington
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“Family fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Point defiance is a place where the young and old can go to unwind, relax, walk, bike ride on the 5 mile drive and take in all the beautiful scenery. Stop at the alcove viewing areas. See the narrows bridge from across the water. Walk down at owens rocky beach. You can kayak from owens beach too. There is a covered picnic BBQ area for a large group of people. Go to the zoo and check out all the lovely exhibits and friendly animals around the area. Its an awesome place to play for the entire day!

Visited August 2013
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Tacoma, Washington
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91 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lots of choices!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

There are so many choices there! From picnicing, to playing at the beach, to hiking, to the zoo, or even a scenice drive. It's wonderful. You could do a lot in one day or go at different times.

Visited November 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“Spring/Summer Flower Garden + Lush Grass Field”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

The park is conveniently located near the Point Defiance Zoo. Its a great spot for a picnic or just walking around. Not a noisy area at all. Very calm environment and the Owen's Beach is just a 5 minute drive away. I always enjoy coming here. It's very family friendly and you can even feed the ducks there in the pond. It's not too big or small, its the perfect size for an outing.

Visited July 2013
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