Over 2 million people visit it each year. The park itself houses a number of interesting facilities such as Camp Six logging exhibit, Owen beach, a boathouse, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Fort Nishqually, a Washington State Ferries ferry-dock and a stand of old-growth forest.
Many historic structures are scattered within the park, such as a pagoda standing near the park's entrance.
Wright Park is an English-styled park which was ... More designed in the late 1800s.
It houses the W. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory and Wright Park Arboretum. Wapato Park is another major park in the city and it has a lake and a walking trail that encircles it.
Titlow Beach is a famous scuba diving area. Murray Morgan Bridge is a steel life bridge across the Waterway of Thea Foss.
Fireboat No. 1 is a dry-berthed ship on a public beach nearby Tacoma’s Old Town neighborhood. Exterior of the ship is open for public viewing but interior is not accessible.
The Tacoma area was originally inhabited by the Puyallup people. In 1883, the city became the western terminus for the Northern Pacific Railroad. Incorporated in 1884, the city prospered after the Gold Rush in the Klondike region.
Tacoma is blessed with a pleasant climate. Summer temperatures range from 25°C to 12°C, ... More while winter temperatures vary from 2°C to 8°C.
Tacoma is lined with historically and culturally significant sites. Point Defiance Park, which contains an extensive section of old-growth forest, and Old Fort Nisqually are great recreation spots. Tacoma is a gateway to Mount Rainier National Park and Olympic National Park.
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