Transport Attractions in TACOMA with kids

Trains, planes and automobiles in The Evergreen State for those transport loving kids! Whatever locomotive or automobile the kids love, you will have plenty of options for their family day out in Tacoma, Washington State!

Tacoma has a host of transport related activities and adventures. Whether it’s taking a train ride, experiencing a locomotive museum, or enjoying a boat out on the water, there will be something for all ages!

Kids can hear those engines revving, or see those wheels turning as they engage in activities that spark their creativity, and give them experiences they will never forget.

They can learn all about how things work, and why things work - education can be fun too in Tacoma

So get those conductor hats on, and climb aboard because the adventure is waiting for you! Choo choo….off we go!

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  • 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 ...

  • Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour

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    (25 miles) Seattle

    As part of the tour, visitors will tour the largest building in the world by volume (472,000,000 cubic feet). On the Boeing flight line, visitors will see airplanes in various stages of flight test ...

  • Queen of Seattle Paddle Wheel Cruises

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    (26 miles) Seattle

    A treat for kids excited by boats, as they can watch the 1884 steam engines as they turn the paddle wheel! Great to learn all about the history of Seattle during the Yukon Gold Rush days.

  • Mt Rainier Scenic Rail Road

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    (36 miles) Elbe

    Take a vintage locomotive ride through the foothills of Mt Rainier in Washington on a vintage locomotive. An incredibly beautiful family day out!

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  • Tacoma Ghost Tours

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    Tacoma

    Meet the other residents of Tacoma, Washington with these spooky ghost tours!

  • Argosy Cruises and Tillicum Village

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    (25 miles) Seattle

    A family-owned and locally-operated Seattle company, offering guests public and private cruises, Royal Argosy brunch, lunch and dinner cruises and the Tillicum Village Salmon Bake experience.

  • Ride The Ducks Of Seattle

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    (26 miles) Seattle

    Tour Seattle by land and water on a 90-min adventure tour on a World War II amphibious landing craft! Great fun for the entire family! One of many places to go if you're looking for fun things to do ...

  • The Root Beer Store Tastings

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    (39 miles) Lynnwood

    Spend those summer days with free root beer tastings! Delicious!

  • 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 ...

  • Seattle Chinese Garden

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    (21 miles) Seattle

    A cultural and natural experience as you explore this traditional Chinese garden in Seattle, with 5 acres of features.

  • Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

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    (24 miles) Eatonville

    Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is a treasure for wildlife enthusiasts. The signature tram tour through the 435-acre free-roaming area offers the opportunity to spot different species of animals as they ...

  • Priest Point Park

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    (25 miles) Olympia

    Priest Point Park has a deep and rich history. Missionaries of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate came to this area in 1848 to minister nearby Indian tribes. The site was claimed as St. Joseph's of New ...

  • Japanese Tea Gardens

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    (27 miles) Seattle

    3.5 acres of beautiful Japanese gardens in Seattle, with free weekend public tours and cultural fun for the whole family.

  • Wolf Haven International

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    (31 miles) Tenino

    Outdoor wolf sanctuary and education center which offers guided walking tours. Visitors can see and learn about wolves (and maybe hear them howl). Variety of educational programs available for groups ...

  • Willis Tucker Park

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    (44 miles) Snohomish

    A beautiful and forested 84 acre park in Washington State, with spray pad, walking trails, farmers markets, movies, and more!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Old McDebbie's Farm

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    (17 miles) Spanaway

    Forget Old McDonald...in Spanaway, it's Old McDebbie's Farm! Great animal fun for kids in Washington State

  • Seattle Aquarium

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    (25 miles) Seattle

    Kids can discover more about the amazing Puget Sound that surrounds you, with interactive fun and underwater adventure that will amaze!

  • Woodland Park Zoo

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    (29 miles) Seattle

    Animal fun for families since 1899, with over 90 acres to explore, and over 1,000 animals to visit!

  • Remlinger Farms

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    (37 miles) Carnation

    Bunnies, goats, piggies, cows...PLUS county fairs, pony rides, steam trains, ferris wheels...an amazing fun family farm!

  • The Outback Kangaroo Farm

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    (69 miles) Arlington

    A zoo with a difference in Washington, with exotic animal tours where you can interact! Great family fun!

  • Olympic Game Farm

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    (69 miles) Sequim

    Experience wildlife at close range, with animals from all over the world on 84 acres of this beautiful Washington State game farm!

  • Super Jump Party Zone

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    (9 miles) Auburn

    Fun indoor play for kids up to 12 years with open play, fun bouncers and trampolines! Birthday parties are popular too

  • 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.

  • Charlies Safari

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    (22 miles) Lacey

    It's a jungle IN there at this safari themed indoor play center in Washington. All day play awaits kids with each admission! Also birthday parties

  • Play Kitsap Indoor Playground

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    (26 miles) Bremerton

    14 different activities for kids 10 and under (except parties) including a bounce house, 21ft slide, play kitchen, and sports zone! Great indoor fun in Washington!

  • Play Date Cafe

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    (40 miles) Lynnwood

    Boasts a whole play town including cafe, theatre, fire and train stations stocked with role playing toys and dress up costumes. Plus climbing structures and ride ons with play road. For under 6s.

  • Jungle Playland

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    (83 miles) Mount Vernon

    offer a huge multi level jungle themed adventure play frame and additional features like a riding lion, plus extensive under 3 zone, super space maze and arcade. Outdoor summer splash park available ...

  • Childrens Museum of Tacoma

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    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 ...

  • Harbor History Museum

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    (9 miles) Gig Harbor

    14,500 square foot of exhibits where kids can learn all about the rich history of Gig Harbor in Washington State!

  • 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 ...

  • Bremerton Bug and Reptile Museum

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    (23 miles) Bremerton

    A FREE children's museum where you can experience cool LIVE bugs, explore bizarre bugs under the microscope and watch busy ants in their giant 8 foot long Ant Farm!

  • Northwest African American Museum

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    (24 miles) Seattle

    Presents the stories, history and culture of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Engaging exhibitions, hands-on projects, and docent led tours available.