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Tacoma Nature Center

#27 of 80 things to do in Tacoma Features Animals
1919 S Tyler St, Tacoma, WA 98405-1070
+1 253-591-6439
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The best autumn fun a family can have --

We took our 3 Granddaughters, ages 6, 5, and 3 to this park having never been there before but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
2Baxters
Nice

Nature center aimed at young children. Cute attraction. Nice little playground. Trailers are a good... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
bgardner711
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Tacoma, Washington
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This is a public park with a lake to walk around, a kids play area and a interpretive center with a reading area for kids, tutles and snakes in tanks and a gift shop. Part of the Tacoma Parks system but deserves special mention.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good14%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“turtles” (5 reviews)
“reptiles” (2 reviews)
“preschool” (2 reviews)
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1919 S Tyler St, Tacoma, WA 98405-1070
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+1 253-591-6439
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 3 Granddaughters, ages 6, 5, and 3 to this park having never been there before but going on a friend's recommendation. Low key, up to 2 mile walk with monster- sized anthills, a doe and her fawn, turtles lazing on logs in...More

1  Thank 2Baxters
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Nature center aimed at young children. Cute attraction. Nice little playground. Trailers are a good walk, even on a rainy day.

Thank bgardner711
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

But no thanks. The Tacoma Nature Center is awesome for a nice walk with the family, but dogs are not

Thank Dinh N
Reviewed 7 December 2016

PLayground for outside play. Small museum suited for young children. Those over the age of ten are going to get bored quickly.

1  Thank bgardner711
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The day was high in temperature but nonetheless bits of shade could be found throughout this pleasant park to ward off that feeling of exhaustion one gets with to much sun exposure. All of my kids enjoyed their own sections like the slide for my...More

1  Thank Chaka V
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This 70 acre urban natural area has multiple nature walks with informational signs for self guided tours. Although you could do a small section of any 'walk', they range from .5 miles to 2+ miles of well groomed trails. In addition there is an exhibit...More

1  Thank Gabe C
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This Nature Center is small, but free and informative. The actual center has some small reptiles, a beehive peekaboo window, a dress up area and some small exhibits. They also host preschool classes, summer programs and birthday parties. Outside they have a nice nature trail...More

1  Thank tmesiab
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Nice short flat loop walk. Especially good for 3-8 yr olds -- but nice for everyone. Look for turtles!

Thank BarbTacoma_WA
Reviewed 10 April 2016

I bring my daughter here all the time, we go on walks & I always let her play before we leave, they have an awesome wood themed play area, you will have to check it out if you havent done so already.

Thank Tessy1313
Reviewed 4 February 2016

This park and nature center is a way to spend an enjoyable hour or so. Enjoy a nice easy walk around the lake, see many birds and visit some good exhibits. For locals the Center has excellent classes for understanding our environment for children.

Thank rsfarrelly
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