Located in Tacoma, about 30 miles south of Seattle, this museum lets you explore the history of the state. Multimedia exhibits allow you to take an interactive look at the lifestyles and culture of the native inhabitants and of the settlers who followed. Visit a Salish plant house and take a video trip down the mighty Columbia River. On select occasions people can view the museum for free. Please visit their website for more information.
1501 Pacific Avenue Tacoma, WA 98402 +1 253 627 6031
Located in the city of Tacoma, Children's Museum of Tacoma offers an exciting adventure for kids of all ages. The museum allows families to explore and play together as they learn about science, the arts and more. Many of the exhibits offer hands-on fun, in which a child becomes a part of an enjoyable and playful learning experience. Exhibits range from traditional viewing exhibits to unique interactive ones.
1717 Pacific Avenue Tacoma, WA 98402 +1 253 863 5173
The Tacoma Union Station is a beautiful historic building constructed in 1910. Made in the Beaux-Arts style of architecture, it has fine details and intricate designs. Previously used as a railway station for passenger trains, it now houses a district court and is also available as a rental space. The grand rotunda of the station is available for private events like weddings, conferences and parties. The mesmerizing interiors of the rotunda looks even more gorgeous because of the Dale Chihuly art pieces. The building is open to visitors during weekdays.
36429 44th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98022 +1 206 205 7532
Some people view Federal Way as a place to fill the tank while driving between Seattle and Tacoma. Such people make the mistake of overlooking the city's many treasures, not least of which is this wonderful 27-acre park, which includes the Five Mile Lake itself, popular with both swimmers and fishermen. Ample tennis and baseball facilities plus dozens of barbecue areas surround the water. A trail system winds through the park's dense woods. It opens daily from 8a.
590 Winslow Way East Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 +1 206 842 3700
For a relaxing day trip, take the ferry to nearby Bainbridge Island. The ride takes half an hour and during the trip you can enjoy fresh air and spectacular views of the Seattle skyline. Pick up maps and information at the island's tourist center, which is only a few steps from the pier on Bainbridge. Then take the easy walk into town and visit quaint shops, cafes, restaurants and the Bainbridge Island Winery. You can also take a nice stroll along the waterfront.
270 Olympic Drive Southeast Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 +1 877 877 1950
Explore outside of Seattle with this fun-filled tour company! Kitsap Tours let's you see Bainbridge Island, the Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas. Take the ferry from Seattle to the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal and be prepared for an interesting guided tour that explores the history and community in these areas. You can create a custom tour for groups with five to twelve people.
5828 Roosevelt Way Northeast Café Racer Seattle, WA 98105 +1 206 329 3795/+1 206 324 7334
Since 2009, Cafe Racer takes pride in its space dedicated to art, called Seattle's Official Bad Art Museum of Art. The name, which can be abbreviated into 'Obama', aptly reflects the kind of works displayed here. The paintings adorning the wall are a humorous take on popular artworks. Sometimes, they may not even make sense. Moreover, musicians, performers and comedians regularly entertain the audience. Visit Cafe Racer for a delicious meal and follow it up with a funny art tour at Seattle's Official Bad Art Museum of Art.
5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 +1 206 906 9920
Featuring live entertainment seven-nights a week, The Royal Room has garnered a major following of music lovers in Seattle, within a short span of time. The design of this intimate venue is simple, comprising a stage at one end that has a grand piano and enough space for a small ensemble to fit in. With the performances of a number of renowned local as well as national and international artists scheduled here, you will never leave this place disappointed. The venue also doubles up as a bar with happy hour specials and drinks offered until late in the night. Do not fret if the performances of your favorite artists coincide with your dinner plans, as you can always grab a bite to eat at the restaurant of The Royal Room. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
22715-B State Route 2 Monroe, WA 98272 +1 360 805 5300
Where else can you admire a white alligator while the kids play with corn snakes? Full of fascinating creepy crawlies like boa constrictors, turtles, frogs, spiders and lizards, this unusual spot will fill an educational hour or two. Several types of reptiles slither in the "petting zoo," while more dangerous varieties are protected from direct contact. The knowledgeable staff welcomes questions and you'll leave this small, family owned operation with a new respect for our reptilian friends and their environment.
Constructed by the end of the 19th Century, Pickering Barn was used for agriculture and dairy purpose by the Pickering family till the year 1994. Today the barn is owned by the City Council and is used as a venue for various social and cultural events. The facility has a capacity to host 400 guests in its hay barn, dairy barn and the courtyard facility along with basic amenities to make sure your event is a success.
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