8620 S. Hosmer Street
Tacoma, WA 98444
Phone: (253) 538-7998
Fax: (253) 538-6981
This library carries a broad range of books, newspapers, magazines, videos, cassettes, CDs, and children's books.
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.
Gardens have always been valued for their scenic beauty. The Lakewold gardens is an important park in the city of Lakewood. This is a tranquil destination whose mission is to preserve the Lakewold park, thus enriching the city's attractions. You can roam the sights at this park like the Circle drive or the brick wall or simply unwind and relax at the shady and intimate garden rooms. The park is a pitch-perfect mix of tranquil scenic beauty and charming attractions within it, that make it a preferred venue for hosting several events and celebrations. Flock to the park that is opened all year round and explore the charm of Lakewood.
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.
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.
Metro Parks of Tacoma offers a plethora of gardens from which to choose. Feel free to take a tour of the Japanese Garden, Herb Garden, Point Defiance Park, Iris Garden, Puget Gardens and many more. Some gardens are seasonal, while others offer an array of natural splendor the whole year through.
A 70-acre wetland habitat with self-guiding booklets, nature programs, and hard & soft surfaced trails.
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.
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.
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.
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.