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Point Defiance Park

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5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407-3224
+1 253-305-1030
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Commune with nature while still in the city!

Really lovely place to walk and to contemplate the beauty of nature. This is a great place for a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Karen D
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Austin, Texas
Great zoo and aquarium

It’s been few years ago but I didn’t get a chance to leave a review! Really great zoo ! So much to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
fefa1986
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Seattle, Washington
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Scenic park offering more than 700 acres of woodland trails, gardens and waterfront views, along with a zoo and aquarium.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407-3224
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+1 253-305-1030
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really lovely place to walk and to contemplate the beauty of nature. This is a great place for a romantic stroll, a family outing, an escape from the stress of city life, etc.

Thank Karen D
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s been few years ago but I didn’t get a chance to leave a review! Really great zoo ! So much to see. We went in February but it was still great weather and we get to see so many animals! Very friendly staff! Affordable!

Thank fefa1986
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Point Defiance Park is a beautiful and free attraction on the road leading up to the zoo entrance. I spent a full hour walking around the various paths and admiring the different flower garden sections they had. The rose garden was spectacular as were the...More

1  Thank Mary C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. A short drive to the next stop with a beautiful view. You can walk it but I don’t recommend. Nice walking trails are also an option. There’s a beautiful rose garden to enjoy as well. Great place for a picnic if you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to come on a nice day & do the 5 mile drive. Beautiful scenery. Fun stops along the way, great for kids.

Thank mikeyrod27
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We as a family love to go to point defiance park. Not only for the incredible zoo, When it gets too warm we enjoy cruising the beautiful 5 mile drive. It's cool and refreshing and great to watch for wildlife.. yes in Tacoma... Our last...More

1  Thank shirley s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good place to see and explore for your self. Fun and easygoing viewing. We had two families and everyone enjoyed their day. A lot to see as you will see... lol

2  Thank Ron S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pt. Defiance Park is a park for everyone. You can picnic, walk, go into the zoo or have a family reunion! The park is huge & has something for every age. If you haven't been, this park is a must to visit. Wear comfy shoes...More

Thank Noel D
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

I was really looking forward to visiting this zoo! Not a lot of animals compared with other zoos, under construction and seems more appropriately geared towards young children vs older. Would not recommend nor will we return.

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

...right up until it was closed to car traffic on a Saturday morning! Very disappointed. Went to the Fort, also closed! Walked around the flower garden and then left since nothing was open.

2  Thank Christopher H
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Beth N
9 March 2018|
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Response from Jeff N | Reviewed this property |
Weather forecast is for sun with high of 68, but this is the Pacific NW and I would be prepared for all weather conditions. Hope this helps.
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micronson
24 October 2017|
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Response from Robin L | Reviewed this property |
I don't know.
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Rachel K
14 August 2017|
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Response from chaslin19 | Reviewed this property |
Should be nice, but although they are having a warm rain free summer, some rain any month is the norm, so check out the forecast on accuweather before you go so you are prepared.
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