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Activities

There will be plenty to keep you busy during the Tacoma Film Festival; but in your spare time, check out any of our numerous attractions, activities and restaurants.

Museum of Glass

Featuring a number of works by Dale Chihuly, rotating exhibitions, and live glass-making demonstrations, the Museum of Glass is one of Tacoma's most popular attractions. www.museumofglass.org

The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Situated in the scenic Point Defiance Park, The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium features hundreds of animals in a wide range of real life habitats, as well as a 240,000 gallon Outer Reef environment. www.pdza.org

Tacoma Art Museum

This downtown museum houses a rotating collection of Northwest art, as well as a large collection of Chihuly and Impressionist pieces. www.tacomaartmuseum.org

Point Defiance Park

Pt. Defiance Park and Owens beach have more than 700 acres of woodland and beachfront trails. The park also houses several different gardens and gathering spaces. Website

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

This living history museum recreates a mid-19th century experience of the Washington territory. Website

Washington State History Museum

Features a number of interactive exhibits, and numerous historical artifacts. Website

Union Station

An architectural relic from the golden age of railroad travel. www.unionstationrotunda.org

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory

Located in the historic Wright Park (just a few blocks from the Grand Cinema!), this early-20th century conservatory houses a huge collection of tropical plants. Website

Tacoma Dome

In addition to being a highly distinguishable landmark, the Tacoma Dome hosts a number of concerts, sporting events and conferences. www.tacomadome.org

Broadway Center for the Performing Arts

Located in Tacoma's scenic Theater District, these three collaborative theaters host a number of plays, operas, concerts and speakers year-round. www.broadwaycenter.org

Rainier National Park

Centered around the stunning and majestic volcano, this national park offers plenty to explore, including old growth forests, scenic meadows, and Mount Rainier itself. Website

Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad

This piece of Washington's history is the longest continuously operational steam engine railroad in the Pacific Northwest, offering a scenic ride through the foothills of Mount Rainier. www.mtrainierrailroad.com

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

A 723-acre wildlife park that showcases numerous animals of the Northwest throughout the tram tour, including bears, wolves and deer, as well as miles of hiking trails. www.nwtrek.org

LeMay Car Museum

This vast collection of over 3,000 vehicles, many of them historic, originated as one couple's private collection but has since been housed and opened to the public. www.lemaymuseum.org

Tacoma Children's Museum

Features a number of permanent exhibits and hands-on activities for kids and adults, as well as rotating and seasonal activities. www.playtacoma.org
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