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Activities in Tacoma

A September 2005 trip to Tacoma by ak1

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Photo, Tacoma, Washington More Photos
Quote: Tacoma, Washington is a growing city. The downtown area has been transformed in recent years to make it more inviting. They have done a spectacular job in this city; building a university, nice restaurants, and museums.

Activities in Tacoma

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Overview

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Tacoma is located 18 miles from the Seattle-Tacoma Airport. Tacoma sits in the shadow of Mount Rainier and is nestled by the waters of Commencement Bay. The city is a mid-sized city, covering 49 square miles and being inhabited by over 196,000 people. The city of Tacoma is often referred to as the "City of Destiny" because it is an international gateway to the Pacific Rim. The Port of Tacoma is the sixth-largest container port in North America. The Port of Tacoma handles a wide range of shipments on their way to and from every part of the world. Downtown Tacoma is known for its historic properties and buildings, with the oldest dating back to 1870. Some of the most known pro...Read More

Melting Pot

Restaurant

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I didn't quite know what to expect the first time I went to the Melting Pot. I wasn't sure that I would like the food. I had never tried fondue before and thought it might be fairly tasteless. I'm glad that I was wrong. What my party ended up getting was an appetizer, cheese fondue, and a combination dinner that came with different meats and vegetables you could dip into a sauce, and of course desert. If you're not familiar with fondue, the restaurant provides you with just about everything that you can dip into chocolate, cheese, or whatever you pick for your dinner sauce, and this came out at separate times. With the appetizer, entree, and dessert, the dinner takes about an hour and a half...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 16, 2005

Melting Pot
2121 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, Washington
253/535-3939

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Attraction | "Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium"

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Photo, Tacoma, Washington
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Point Defiance Zoo is one of the largest zoos in Washington, although I found out recently that it is not the best zoo to go to. I liked what I saw at this zoo, but I was disappointed that there wasn't more to see. This zoo has undergone some recent renovations, and I was expecting it to be different than it used to be. At Christmastime they do zoo lights, which is romantic to see at night with all of the different lights, unless you stand next to screaming kids all night. The things I did enjoy seeing at this zoo were the polar bears and the otters. Luckily I picked a day when they were both being playful, just not in the same cages with each other.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 8, 2005

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
5400 N Pearl Street
Tacoma, Washington 98407
(253) 591-5337

Museum of Glass

Attraction

Museum of Glass Photo, Tacoma, Washington
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I was expecting this to be a museum with a whole bunch of Dale Chihuly originals. The inside of the building seemed kind of empty to me. There were different sections and they had different exhibits in each section, but nothing that I would call wonderful. When I went, luckily, I had a coupon from the entertainment book for a buy-one, get-one-free admission. (Ok, so that is beside the point.) The displays at the time when I went had different eras of glass makers and styles. I will admit there were a few neat things, but for the most part, I could have seen prettier and more fascinating things in an antique store. The outside of the building is pretty cool looking, and the bridge to the muse...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on November 9, 2005

Museum of Glass
1801 Dock St.
Tacoma, Washington
(253) 284-4750