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Aerial view of Tacoma waterfront

Located 33 miles south of Seattle, Tacoma is a dynamic waterfront city whose art museums, outdoor recreation and brewery scene have turned it into a thriving Washington destination. In 2019 the city completed a major transformation — converting its former smelter site into a stunning waterfront park at Dune Peninsula. Tacoma’s waterfront walks alone are…

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While Washington begins to reopen in some areas, not everyone feels quite ready to be out and about just yet. Here are some fun ideas you can explore from home now, and add to your list to visit in person when the time is right. Harbor WildWatch Gig Harbor’s Harbor WildWatch has new marine life…

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kegs

With spring rapidly approaching and sunny weekends right around the corner, my mind is already trending towards brighter days. Those days that make living in Washington State so worth the gloomy months. As the sun reappears to dry out our soggy backyard fire pits, springtime in the Pacific Northwest is all about getting outside and…

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Point-Ruston-waterfront

Point Ruston and the surrounding waterfront have come a long way from a place of mills, boatyards, warehouses and an infamous copper smelting plant. As a child I’d beg my mom to drive under the looming smelter tower via a 325-foot tunnel that had such a curve before the north entrance, drivers were directed to…

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Proctor district view

As the 20th century approached in the city of Tacoma, Washington, industry, and more importantly, money, began flowing into the city. With much of the downtown land being dominated by the railroad companies, newcomers were forced outwards, into the forests that encircled “New Tacoma.” One young investor was Allen C. Mason. Mr. Mason began buying…

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Cooking Salmon at Salmon Bake 2018 Browns Point Washington

Tucked back in a corner of NE Tacoma, the community of Browns Point doesn’t usually draw much outside attention. But this quiet and friendly community opened its arms to hundreds of visitors on August 4-5, 2018 when they hosted the traditional Browns Point Salmon Bake, now running consecutively for 72 years! Not Just About Fish…

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