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Urban Park in Tacoma
Point Defiance Park, Tacoma
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Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Washington is a large urban park in North West United States. Just half an hour drive from down town Seattle, the 702-acre (2.84 km2) park includes Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Japanese Tea Garden, the Rose Garden, Rhododendron Garden, a dog park, old-growth forest with 450-year-old Douglas fir, a 250-foot vertical bluffs with special geological features ,beaches, trails, a boardwalk, a boathouse, as well as a Washington State Ferries dock for outlying islands in Gig Harbor and Puget Sound.

Besides the animals in the Zoo, Point Defiance Park offers something more for all: its visitors, both wildlife and people, such as whales, mule deer, red foxes, pileated woodpeckers, Douglas squirrels, raccoons, bald eagles, and wild salmon.

There are some historic wooden buildings inside the park which were homes built in 1898 in the year of the Yukon Gold Rush. The beautiful gardens were sited on a bluff looking down on a waterfront containing the boathouse.

Other tourism attractions including special zoning for picnics, weddings, organized runs, and other special events. During Saturday and Sunday mornings, Five Mile Drive outer loop closed to cars, giving pedestrians and cyclists free rein in park's most popular destination. There is an off-leash dog exercise area; Besides, fee-based attractions include Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/home/

Photo : HK Wong

Category: Eco-Tourism
Sub Category: Eco Tourism
Tags: Tacoma, Zoo, Tea Garden, Point Defiance, Pirece County, Washington, USA
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