Discover 4 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Tacoma, Washington

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Discover 4 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Tacoma, Washington

Hidden Tacoma

Thornewood Castle

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TACOMA, WASHINGTON

Thornewood Castle

“The House That Love Built” is shying away from “The House That Ghosts Love”
Bob's Java Jive

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TACOMA, WASHINGTON

Bob’s Java Jive

Tacoma’s 25-foot coffee pot music spot has served up over 80 years of concrete kitsch.
Color Picture of the 1940 collapse

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TACOMA, WASHINGTON

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This famous bridge twisted itself into oblivion, but not for the reason you might think
The Garages

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TACOMA, WASHINGTON

Graffiti Garages

This parking garage has given itself over to graffiti artists and the neighborhood can’t thank them enough.
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VASHON, WASHINGTON

Vashon Island Bike Tree

A bike being “eaten” by a tree is the real Vashon legend behind popular children’s book, “Red Ranger Came Calling”
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KENT, WASHINGTON

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Tasked with beautifying a disused stretch of industrial land one artist filled a hole with grass.
Kubota Gardens
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Kubota Gardens

This semi-secret garden in south Seattle emulates a traditional Japanese garden using the plants of the Pacific Northwest

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Upcoming Events Near Tacoma

Guilloche spinning top

JUL9

SEATTLE

Guilloche Spinning Tops with Memoria Technica

Join certified Antiquarian Horologist Nico Cox at her workshop in South Seattle for a tour and introduction to engine-turning machines and an opportunity to engrave and make your own guilloche spinning top.

AUG13

SEATTLE

Mechanical Music: Kids/Family Session

Learn about the history of mechanical music and how musical boxes work in this hands-on mini-workshop with Antiquarian Horologist Nico Cox.

AUG13

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Mechanical Music

Learn about the history of mechanical music and how musical boxes work in this hands-on mini-workshop with Antiquarian Horologist Nico Cox.

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