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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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Beautiful day

This is a beautiful park. The 5 mile drive is a must. Make sure you stop at every turn out. Breath... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Amenity-rich park

This could be a day-long destination or a 15-minute drive through depending on your agenda. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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Hours Today: 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407-3224
+1 253-305-1030
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful park. The 5 mile drive is a must. Make sure you stop at every turn out. Breath taking vuews.

Thank C6661YTsandrap
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This could be a day-long destination or a 15-minute drive through depending on your agenda. The drive alone is worth going out of your way for — stop at the beach at least a bit...the driftwood and still water give it a serene feeling. The...More

Thank hvonderh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great public park for family, couples or singles. Great views, ZOO is remarable. Access to a variety of senic views no matter the time of day makes each visit memorable.

Thank MPierce2fly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The many walking trails allow you to spend time in quiet reflection while enjoying the beauty of this increadible Park.

Thank amybell64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited family in Tacoma. We were here for our nephews graduation party. We took our 6 year old grandson and he loved the park, the playground and the splash pad. Chilly and overcast but very much fun. Go there, see the...More

Thank Curt M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Among my favorite experiences and pictures are those from Point Defiance Park. I was dog-sitting my friends' pups and took them to the dog park...more fun than you can imagine, and the view of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge is still one of my top-ten photos.

Thank Rich R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a nice day, it's a great drive with lots of pretty scenery and water views - and usually several different large groups of raccoons being feed along the road - right in front of the "do not feed the wildlife" signs!

Thank JackR46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great forest walk of any length you want. Views of Puget Sound and the Narrows bridge. Old growth and varied species. Zoo and restaurant on site. Also small boat rentals. promenade along the water front. Easy access by bus, car, bike, or ferry. One of...More

Thank 504jerry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really liked my few visits here, spotting plenty of racoons, harbour seals, California Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, warblers and other species.The forest itself is gorgeous, full of the Pacific Northwest ferns and lichen that makes it look unique. A very nice place- if I...More

1  Thank Billy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice view points. Take it slow and enjoy the views. I was surprised there was no fee to drive through the park.

Thank Susieqa
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24 October 2017|
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Response from Robin L | Reviewed this property |
I don't know.
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.
Ryan J
8 April 2017|
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Response from Metro Parks T | Property representative |
Historically, we have had red foxes living in the park, but regulars have said there have been fewer sightings in recent years. They are extremely elusive, nocturnal animals. There are no particular locations in the park... More