Tacoma Journals

Discovering Tacoma

An April 2007 trip to Tacoma by ak1

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory Photo, Tacoma, Washington More Photos
Quote: This is from several trips where we strolled around the city and took in some of the local atmosphere.

Shenanigan's CI

Restaurant

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On this particular afternoon we visited C.I. Shenanigans for lunch after strolling through the downtown Tacoma area. Shenanigan’s is located on the waterfront in Tacoma right off of Ruston Way and has breathtaking views from almost every table inside their restaurant. When we entered their building we were courteously greeted by a host who opened the door for us and who quickly showed us to our waterfront view table. This was especially nice since we didn’t make reservations this day. For lunch I ordered their Kobe Beef Burger which was served on a ciabatta bread bun and it came with most of the fixings on it. Their sides were kind of nice because I was able to choose from fries or fruit. My b...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 20, 2007

Shenanigan's CI
3017 Ruston Way
Tacoma, Washington 98402
(253) 752 8811

Stanley & Seafort's

Restaurant | "Stanley & Seafort's"

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Stanley and Seafort’s is a landmark in Tacoma that is perched up on a hill overlooking the I-5 freeway. They offer a fabulous view of the port of Tacoma which is best seen at night. Their dining room is very comfortable and with all of the large windows, it’s easy to get a table with a view. Stanley and Seafort’s offers free parking across the street from the restaurant and valet parking is also available at the front door. The restaurant is tiered to offer better views for each of the levels throughout the dining room. Their menu includes steaks, fish, and chicken with a whole bunch of in-betweens. They are owned by Restaurants Unlimited so a few of their menu items cross over from so...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 17, 2007

Stanley & Seafort's
115 East 34th
Tacoma, Washington 98404
(253) 473-7300

Bead Factory

Attraction | "The Bead Factory"

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If you like beads or want to take a class in beading, this is the place to visit. It's a small store off of 6th Avenue in Tacoma. They have a large assortment of seed beads, crystals, semi-precious stones and a large assortment of beading accessories. They offer several different beading classes. To view their schedules, or to shop online check out their website: http://www.thebeadfactory.com/ This was my first visit to The Bead Shop and I was amazed by the different assortments of beads that this store had to offer. My boyfriend was impressed by their large comfy leather couch that they had off to the side, especially while I shopped. I thought the employees were very knowledgeable an...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 23, 2007

Bead Factory
3019 6th Avenue
Tacoma, Washington 98406
(888) 500-2323

Stadium Highschool

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Attraction

Stadium Highschool in Tacoma Photo, Tacoma, Washington
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Stadium High School also referred to as the “Castle on the Hill” was built overlooking Tacoma’s Commencement Bay. The building was initially constructed to be a hotel and was financed by the Northern Pacific Railroad Company and Tacoma Land Company in 1891, but was never finished and sat vacant for several years. Then in 1898 a fire gutted out what was originally in the building and finally they used the brick from the building for train depots in 1901. Along the way Tacoma’s citizens thought this structure should be used for a school, considering that at the time Tacoma’s schools were crammed with children from various grades. The property was purchased for $34,500 but by 1906 the t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 25, 2007

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory

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Attraction

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory Photo, Tacoma, Washington
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Imagine beautiful and fragrant flowers enclosed by glass panels in a botanical greenhouse with a paved path that leads you right through the heart of these exotic wonders; if you can imagine this awesome sight then you could possibly be at the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory. Although this Botanical Garden is small, it is still a very beautiful to visit. The Conservatory is located at Wright Park in Tacoma. I was amazed to hear that this conservatory utilizes the plants confiscated at the U.S./Canada border crossings. This garden is also listed on the Washington State Historic register. The gardens are free to get into but of course donations are always welcome.Inside the c...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 10, 2007

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory
316 South G St.
Tacoma, Washington
(253) 591-5330