3501 Pacific Highway East
Fife, WA 98424
Phone: (253) 926-1000
Fax: (253) 926-3009
3501 Pacific Highway East , Fife, WA, US, 98424
- Phone: (253) 926-1000
- Fax: (253) 926-3009
The Freighthouse Square at Tacoma was once the freight house for the Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad until 1980. Today, it is a multifaceted hub where one can spend hours shopping, dining, exploring the arts and indulging in many other leisure activities. If you are the artsy type, be sure to visit the art galleries and be a part of the art community. Venues are also leased out for events and functions and besides these, the Square also has a plethora of vibrant events and mini-fests. Eating out here is never a problem, the only problem would be choosing which place to eat at.
The East 34th Street Bridge was erected in 1937 and thereby replaced the former bridge made from wood. This spandrel bridge was incorporated in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Designed by Dale Chihuly and Arthur Anderson, the Bridge of Glass is an overpass for pedestrians above Interstate 705. The bridge actually connects the Washington State History Museum with the Museum of Glass . The 500 feet long horizontal structure has a pair of crystal towers right in the center, which marks the halfway point of the bridge. Originally designed for showing the beauty of glass in its various forms, the functional value is also obvious; it acts as a connector between the two Washington landmarks.
Experience glassblowing with instructors. Currently Saturday and Sunday by appointment. You can pick & apply colors, twist & turn them, then blow or shape them into a beautiful piece of art glass. Please call ahead to reserve your spot. Available for group events.
City Waterway Bridge known for its distinctive features is a lift bridge located on the Thea Foss Waterway. The bridge designed by renowned engineers Waddell and Harrington opened in 1913. In 1997, it was renamed as the Murray Morgan Bridge in honor of the Washington's historian.
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.
Located off of Puget Sound on the Historic Shores of the Thea Foss Waterway.
This striking building was constructed in 1906 to serve as the city chapter of the Knights of Pythias, a fraternal organization. A unique feature of the building is the surprisingly large hall, which has well-preserved examples of decorative woodwork and art from the time.
Urban Grace grew out of the First Baptist Church which was built in the late 19th century. The imposing architecture is palatial in proportions and almost transports you back to Europe. The church is true to the city with its community focus and welcomes people from all backgrounds. Apart from the regular Sunday service, the church also holds sessions like Alcoholics Anonymous, youth group meetings and bible study sessions.
Featuring six large Greco-Roman columns at its entrance, this museum contains historically important papers and documents that are showcased in oak and glass cases.
The Episcopal Church is the church of the Anglican Communion in Tacoma. The church's main mission is to teach the importance of committing heart and mind to the betterment of the neighborhood, community and the world at large. The church is a welcoming place and thrives on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Besides having regular worship services, the church is also an active one which involves all its community members with events, workshops, classes and concerts.
Take advantage of those sunny Seattle days by taking the family to Wild Waves. This water park that's just outside of Seattle has something to satisfy all ages: a 24,000 gallon (90,850 liters) wave pool for the kids, a beer garden for the adults, and three roller coasters for thrill-seekers of any age. After spending the day in the water, satisfy those hunger pangs with a bite at The Wharf, the on-site food-stop, or grab a cool treat at Dippin Dots. The Wild Waves day pass is moderately priced, making this attraction tough to beat in terms of both value and fun.