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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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Summer vacation 2017

What a great time we all had from all the animals--birds--and sea creatures--very well kept and... read more

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Shelia S
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Kingston
Day trip.

Great park with lots of activities from beaches to the zoo and aquarium. The loop drive offers... read more

Reviewed yesterday
trouthook69
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Belton, Texas
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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 yesterday

What a great time we all had from all the animals--birds--and sea creatures--very well kept and clean even in the bathrooms. I enjoyed going into the gift shop as there were many items that will interest even the most picky customer. I enjoyed the bench...More

Thank Shelia S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great park with lots of activities from beaches to the zoo and aquarium. The loop drive offers views of the bay and Tacoma narrows. We saw lots of wildlife the day we visited. Great for families or just a stroll in the park. Easily could...More

Thank trouthook69
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This park has a great mixture of forest, beach, and sound views. Lots of rainforest, great views of the Tacoma Narrows bridge, and a nice beach.

Thank Paul8777
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The big dark green accessible park / preserve has room for all from the stewarded rhododendrons to Owen beach, a crusty dog park and open areas and soft trails you can loose yourself in with or without a dog. Bring a lunch or water bottle,...More

Thank judyMaryland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Something for everyone. Hike the woods, stroll the beach (peebles, not sand). The hike back up from the beach is steep. Good restrooms, play grounds. Zoo and aquarium; historic explorations. Drive in or kayak by. Good vista views of the water and shipping. Just kick...More

Thank Patrick S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and lots to do in a short proximity. Easily spend half a day or more exploring trails, beach, Oceanside walk, flower gardens and more.

Thank parkemb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome drive in the rain. Saw plenty of wildlife including dear and sea lions at the beach. Tress were amazing too.

Thank Tim W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The five mile drive through Point Defiance is a must do! At times, the forest scenery is almost other-worldly. There are multiple places to pull over, park, and get out for a hike, walk, or run. Even if you just drive through, it’s a special...More

Thank GeorgiaTraveler61
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

calm, relaxing, woodland drive. Excellant one way road, great view spots, possible to watch bald eagles, close to the city center of Tacoma

Thank scott c
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this park. There are multiple places to pull over for photo op's, a nice walking beach (Owen) and while I missed the business hours of the Fort...that would have been worth visiting if the looks from outside are any clue. There were...More

Thank mermaidtears2010
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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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