Tacoma Nature Center, Tacoma

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  • 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 wast...  more »
  • Rather nice place to go there and enjoy your time so I hope I can be there any time good luck for everyone one  more »
  • 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 he...  more »
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  • Another nice place in Tacoma to take the kids. They have a neat nature themed play park - but watch out - the slide is fast! There is an indoor area where you can learn about local flora and fauna. In another play area it is just a bunch of log round slices and other rocks and chunks of wood. Use your imagination and creat something! Finally there are trails for walking out running, no bikes though. The parking lot is small, but we've always found a spot. There are bathrooms inside the building, but not outside. So beware if you visit after hours with little ones.
  • The place is very cool, clean and organized. It's very good for children in any age, a lot of activities especially summer. I loved walk around and breathed some fresh air.
  • Fun Nature place right in the middle of Tacoma to let kids & parents alike blow off some steam! Peaceful, super duper easy trail walk and a small playground with climbing & slide toys for kids 10 & under.
  • We really enjoy the simple trail at the Tacoma Nature Center. Very stroller-friendly and kid-friendly walk, even with toddlers. The bridge is always exciting to cross. :) It can be a decent place to spot birds, and is really pretty in the Fall when the leaves are changing colors. After we walk the loop, we head across the parking lot to the nature-themed playground. The big log slide is so great! The one downside is there are two small bridges that cross over a pool of water, but there is no barrier or railing. Kids are always running across the bridges so quickly, I worry they will fall in the water! Also, inside the nature center there is a gift shop & a small play area with books, puzzles, costumes, etc. It's a nice place to get outside with your kids and spend the day moving & playing.
  • Mary inside was very helpful. Answered all our questions and provided insight into the solar system that is represented on the walk around the loop trail. Wonderful choice of trails and wildlife. Most peaceful and relaxing.
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