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Fun things to do in tacoma

Rich in culture, history and natural beauty, Washington is where you can be in the bustling city one minute, then looking out across the rugged cliffs that hug the Pacific Ocean the next.

With over 200 National Parks, rainforest, mountains, water parks, skating rinks, go-karting tracks, fairs and farms, where are so many fun things to do in Washington in kids!

There are museums galore covering a HUGE range of topics, from the interactive KidsQuest Childrens Museum, to the Bremerton Bug Museum filled with creepy crawlies!  History comes back to life at places like the 1880s Pioneer Farm Museum, and the fascinating Queen of Seattle Paddle Wheel Cruises.

Got active kids? Don’t you worry! Across there state there are so many activities for them, like the soaring iFLY Seattle, or the extreme G6 AirPark or Deep Forest Challenge - all great for kids AND adults!

And we haven’t even begun mentioning everything!

Washington is the only US state named after a president. If it was named after fun things to do for kids, it would be never ending!

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  • Childrens Museum of Tacoma

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    (0 miles)Tacoma

    Core early childhood experiences form the platform for play in the Museum’s five main areas: Woods, Water, Voyager, Invention, and Becka’s Studio. Covering between them physical, imaginative, ...

  • Washington State History Museum

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    (1 miles)Tacoma

    In The Washington State History Museum people of all ages can explore and be entertained from Washington's past speak about their lives. Through interactive exhibits and theatrical storytelling. One ...

  • Chalet Bowl

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    (2 miles)Tacoma

    Family bowling fun in the oldest operating bowling alley in Washington State, with some of the newest bowling technology!

  • Sky City Cultural Center

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    (5 miles)Acoma

    Take a guided tour of the ancient pueblo village atop a 367-foot sandstone bluff, Discover the traditional Native American culture and living history of Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico.

  • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

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    (5 miles)Tacoma

    Spend the weekend at the Zoo enjoying free hands-on activities, games and crafts and visit with local environmentally-focused organizations.

  • Fort Nisqually

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    (5 miles)Tacoma

    Explore, discover and connect with history. Experience life in Washington Territory during the fur trade era with skills demonstrations and hands-on activities for kids of all ages.

  • Deep Forest Challenge

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    (5 miles)Tacoma

    The Super Kid version of ZOOM is sized for kids 5 and up. The more challenging Discovery Course is for ages 8 and up. It's not strictly kid stuff; adults will enjoy it, too. Each requires some ...

  • TNT Family Go Karts

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    (5 miles)Tacoma

    Go Karting, Batting Cages and a Miniature Golf course.

  • Wild Waves Theme Park

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    (6 miles)Federal Way

    Over 60 rides, slides and fun in Washington's only water park and theme park - 2 for the price of 1!

  • Tiffanys Skate Inn

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    (8 miles)Puyallup

    Clean, fun, family oriented facility for quad and inline skating. 180' x 90' maple floor.

  • Harbor History Museum

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    (9 miles)Gig Harbor

    TheHarbor History Museumis a 14,500 square foot facility where you will find high-quality exhibitions, larger than life experiences, and a variety of opportunities for hands-on learning and ...

  • Jumpin Jack and Jill

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    (11 miles)Sumner

    Revolving variety of inflatable fun equipment from traditional bounce houses to slides, tunnels and obstacle courses, plus toddler area and small arcade.

  • Auburn Skate Connection

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    (11 miles)Auburn

    Welcomes quad and inline skaters for a variety of sessions on offer including specific family ones, Tots for under 8s and roller derbies.

  • Kent Valley Ice Skating and MIni Golf

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    (13 miles)Kent

    Family ice rink with public skating, figure skating, hockey plus stick and puck sessions. Also offers a petit 8 hole miniature golf course with water features.

  • Sykart Indoor Racing Center

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    (16 miles)Tukwila

    An indoor go-kart racing facility providing the very best in walk-in racing and junior races plus birthday parties, arcade games and pool tables. For 8+

  • iFLY Seattle

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    (17 miles)Tukwila

    Come and experience indoor skydiving at iFLY Seattle. It is safe for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens and realistic for skydivers. No experience necessary and it is great fun for all ...

  • Nisqually National Wildlfie Refuge

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    (18 miles)Olympia

    The Visitor Center includes The Nature Shop, an information desk, a view of the freshwater marsh, and interpretive exhibits. It is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, but closed ...

  • Museum Of Flight

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    (20 miles)Seattle

    Experience flight as you never have before. Step into the Personal Courage Wing and experience stories of courage as told through a collection of 28 fighter aircraftin a setting that will simply ...

  • Sk8 Town

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    (20 miles)Port Orchard

    SK8TOWN, a brand new skating rink in South Kitsap, opened its doors on Sept. 28, with a ribbon cutting ceremony with city officials and the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce. The facility has over ...

  • Seattle Chinese Garden

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    (21 miles)Seattle

    Tour a traditional Chinese garden. The garden features a 5 acre hilltop site featuring a traditional Chinese courtyard, pavilion, rockery and plants. Learn about traditional Chinese culture.

  • Charlies Safari

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    (22 miles)Lacey

    An indoor safari-themed family fun center with 22,000 sq. ft. of entertainment with the whole family in mind! Offers lazer tag, arcade, and inflatable toys, birthday party packages, and a parents' ...

  • Castle Ice

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    (22 miles)Renton

    Activities include public open skates, broomball, hockey, figure skating and learn to skate programs. Walkers skating aids available.

  • Bremerton Bug Museum

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    (23 miles)Bremerton

    FREE Childrens museum. See cool LIVE bugs, explore bizarre bugs under the microscope and watch busy ants in our giant 8 foot long Ant Farm! Observe the weirdest and most interesting bugs up close. ...

  • USS Turner Joy Museum Ship

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    (23 miles)Bremerton

    The USS Turner Joy (DD-951), famed Navy destroyer from the Vietnam War, is now maintained and administered by the Bremerton Historic Ships Association. The museum ship and memorial honors not only ...

  • SportsCenter

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    (23 miles)Shelton

    SportsCenter of Connecticut is a unique family entertainment experience, featuring a weather-protected Golf Driving Range, 18-hole Hole Mini-Golf course, jungle-themed Lazer Tag arena, Fun Bowl ...

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