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Tacoma Nature Center

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Get out and enjoy

The trails are decent, if you stay on the main ones. Don't venture to the smaller ones with... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Britny H
Nice place to go there really

Rather nice place to go there and enjoy your time so I hope I can be there any time good luck for... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Mansour J
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“climbing”(4 reviews)
“logs”(2 reviews)
This is a public park with a lake to walk around, a kids play area and a interpretive center with a reading area for kids, tutles and snakes in tanks and a gift shop. Part of the Tacoma Parks system but deserves special mention.
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1919 S Tyler St, Tacoma, WA 98405-1070
+1 253-404-3930
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

The trails are decent, if you stay on the main ones. Don't venture to the smaller ones with children as there are homeless spots with needles and bongs on the trail. The viewing point, well don't waste your time. It is a view of the...More

3  Thank Britny H
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Rather nice place to go there and enjoy your time so I hope I can be there any time good luck for everyone one

Thank Mansour J
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We took our 3 Granddaughters, ages 6, 5, and 3 to this park having never been there before but going on a friend's recommendation. Low key, up to 2 mile walk with monster- sized anthills, a doe and her fawn, turtles lazing on logs in...More

3  Thank 2Baxters
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Nature center aimed at young children. Cute attraction. Nice little playground. Trailers are a good walk, even on a rainy day.

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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

But no thanks. The Tacoma Nature Center is awesome for a nice walk with the family, but dogs are not

Thank Dinh N
Reviewed 8 December 2016

PLayground for outside play. Small museum suited for young children. Those over the age of ten are going to get bored quickly.

1  Thank bgardner711
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The day was high in temperature but nonetheless bits of shade could be found throughout this pleasant park to ward off that feeling of exhaustion one gets with to much sun exposure. All of my kids enjoyed their own sections like the slide for my...More

2  Thank Chaka V
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This 70 acre urban natural area has multiple nature walks with informational signs for self guided tours. Although you could do a small section of any 'walk', they range from .5 miles to 2+ miles of well groomed trails. In addition there is an exhibit...More

1  Thank Gabe C
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This Nature Center is small, but free and informative. The actual center has some small reptiles, a beehive peekaboo window, a dress up area and some small exhibits. They also host preschool classes, summer programs and birthday parties. Outside they have a nice nature trail...More

2  Thank tmesiab
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Nice short flat loop walk. Especially good for 3-8 yr olds -- but nice for everyone. Look for turtles!

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