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Best things to do in Tacoma

Art Museum
“Glass blowing is a huge Tacoma thing! Dale Chihuly is a Tacoman! There are always many different exhibits and artists featured in the Museum of Glass...”
106 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Very beautiful museum with nice scenery. You could access the waterway here too.”
40 locals recommend
Museum
“This is one of my favorite Tacoma sites. I was not a huge car person but this museum made me love cars! To see the art in the designs of the past and the progression is fascinating. I think a must-see while in Tacoma!”
58 locals recommend
History Museum
“Great place to learn about Washington State's history. Tacoma has a bunch of great museums!”
27 locals recommend
Museum
“This attraction entry is by donation and is a must see for locals and visitors with young children. They have several high-quality exhibits that touch on all senses and it is a great learning experience for children through play”
20 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Named for the world-famous local glass-blowing artist, Dale Chihuly, the Chihuly Bridge of Glass is a skybridge that features a large collection of Chihuly's beautiful blown glass artwork. We recommend checking it out on a clear, sunny day. Bring your camera!”
11 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Great family run theater in fun neighborhood, perfect for a date night with so many good restaurants nearby!”
17 locals recommend
Museum
“Located next to Point Defience Zoo and Aquarium. Great place for kids and adults to experience living history. ”
7 locals recommend
Museum
“Walking the Foss waterway is a lovely an easy stroll from the studio. Great for boat watching, kayaking, or paddle boarding. This walk also pops you out right in front of the Glass Museum and gives you access to downtown Tacoma. ”
7 locals recommend
History Museum
“Interesting and fun. Very friendly staff. The main cases change every 4 months. The staff showed stuff from the back that was really impressive and radical. If history and literature appeals to you this is a great place to go. ”
6 locals recommend
Museum
“Several floors of interesting Pacific Northwest history, including a floor for model trains.”
2 locals recommend
Park
“Waterfront park created as an appeasement for the violent expulsion of Chinese residents in 1885.”
5 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Tacoma Glassblowing Studio offers glassblowing experiences where you get to play a role in creating your own bowl, orb, or other glass-blown object. It really is a cool experience, but expect your assigned artist to do most of the work (the lawyers don't trust you to literally blow your own glass).”
4 locals recommend
Library
“Inside this library is a Chihuly chandelier that is breathtaking. It is the kind he raised over the canals of Venice. You can see it outside of the library just looking into the building, and you can go into the sanctuary where it hangs which is a reading area. It will blow your socks off. Locals Tip: Since Tacoma is his home town, the famous artists glasswork is also featured at Union Station, The Swiss, and even the McDonalds in downtown Tacoma across from the jail. Yes, really. Kinda blows my mind that the world best known glass artist, the Tiffany of our time has a piece of work hanging in the McDonalds. Not sure of the story behind it, but the City has a walking map of all of the spots to take in his work.”
4 locals recommend