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Point Defiance Park

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Drive through

Enjoyed a nice drive through the park. Very scenic. Something for everyone there. A walk along the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tammy Joy P
Beautiful spot!!

Good spot for families and friends. It is One of the many beautiful parks in the area. Check it out!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris W
Puyallup, Washington
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Scenic park offering more than 700 acres of woodland trails, gardens and waterfront views, along with a zoo and aquarium.
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5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407-3224
+1 253-305-1030
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a nice drive through the park. Very scenic. Something for everyone there. A walk along the beach of the Puget Sound.

Thank Tammy Joy P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good spot for families and friends. It is One of the many beautiful parks in the area. Check it out!

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this park with its mix of classic open park & forested area. the main part with the pond is very pleasant & depending on where you're standing there are wonderful views of the water

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Park is very well laid out. Easy for small children and older adults to navigate. My grandson and I very much enjoyed the day where there was lots to see and do Point Defiance is our favorite Park, Zoo Aquarium all rolled into one...More

Thank leizadiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome scenery all year round. In the summer experience the rose garden and rentals on the beach. The zoo is a great place for all ages, be prepared to walk but wheelchairs and strollers can be rented.

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the zoo. A lot of walking some hills. Big area to cover. Nice gift shop. Aquarium small animals and big animals. Places to eat. Public rest rooms.

Thank blasebaker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the park and zoo/aquarium with 4, 3 and 8 month old kids. Recommended day out. Zoo needs to have more staff at admission office - only one person for general admission and on a Sunday! Resulted in 45 minute wait hence only scored 4

Thank SpiggyMason
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to do the five mile drive but ended up stopping at several venues, all of which are worth seeing for the tranquility, views, or both!

Thank EricaLeB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Flower gardens among the best ever, anywhere!!! Peaceful green park, nice places to walk and think, easy to access and free. A splendid place.

Thank Hugo S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fun and interesting place especially for the little ones. Wish there wasn't so much construction going on. Love seeing the kids experience all the animals.

Thank Shirley M
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Linda-Darrel B
15 August 2018|
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Response from Shelia S | Reviewed this property |
Wheelchairs: $8.75 per day* Strollers: $8 single; $10 double* Electric Scooter: $27.50* (minimum age 18 yrs) Umbrella: $5* Lockers: $1 per day for a small; $1.50 for a large
Corinne T
31 July 2018|
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Response from judyMaryland | Reviewed this property |
Mix of ferry land ferry and then walking. Transportation on vashon island would take some research on your part. Seattle to Vashion ferry is opposite end of island from tahlequah ferry
Beth N
9 March 2018|
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Response from Jeff N | Reviewed this property |
Weather forecast is for sun with high of 68, but this is the Pacific NW and I would be prepared for all weather conditions. Hope this helps.