From the beautiful Tacoma Waterfront to Mt. Rainier and Chambers Bay, there are many places to explore and play in Pierce County. Plan your adventure today, and experience some of the best in the Pacific Northwest!

Places to Play!

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Tacoma Waterfront

Downtown Tacoma borders the Thea Foss Waterway, an inlet of Commencement Bay. Thea Foss is home to Tacoma's vibrant Museum District with several public marinas, so you can even arrive by boat. 

Ruston Way offers two miles of paved walkways, picnic tables, restaurants, fishing and beach access.
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Chambers Bay

The Chambers Bay Golf Course is home to the 2010 US Amateur and 2015 US Open Championships.

The Pierce County-owned course is located in University Place on the shores of Puget Sound.

With a world class Scottish links-style layout, it features an awe-inspiring design created by Robert Trent Jones II.
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Tacoma Dome

Come visit one of the largest wood-domed structures in the world.

The Tacoma Dome welcomes more than one million guests annually to a variety of live entertainment events.

Experience major concerts, professional sports, bull riding, monster trucks, family shows, holiday celebrations and trade shows.
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Mt. Rainier

Experience family fun - hiking, biking, camping, fishing, snowboarding and skiing.

Visit Mount Rainier, the most prominent volcano in the Cascade Mountains at 14,411 ft. See one of the mountain's most famous attractions, 168-foot Narada Falls. Explore a virgin forest of 1,000-year-old trees in the Grove of the Patriarchs.
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Wildlife Adventures

The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium offers families a place to play and explore.

You'll see sea horses and sharks, polar bears and penguins, wolves and walrus, all in one place.

Big bison, elegant elk, brawny bears and wily wolves all live at Northwest Trek, a 723-acre park located near Eatonville.
One of the 10 largest fairs in North America, the Washington State Fair draws more than 1.3 million visitors during its 17-day run. Come and experience great food, amazing rides and rocking concerts. Other fairs and festivities include the Pierce County Fair, Daffodil Festival, Freedom Fair and First Night.
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Fairs and Festivals

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Parks and Recreation

Locate park facilities, golf courses and trails at Parks and Recreation. Also find special events, sports activities and volunteer opportunities.


Explore Pierce County's museums and discover Washington.

The Arts

Tacoma's Theater District is home to great entertainment. Experience ballets, symphonies, live comedy, musicals, concert bands, popular music and other special events.