The structure is four stories tall and offers many levels of outdoor spaces. These plazas are perfect for relaxation and enjoy the views of Mount Rainier, Tacoma Dome, and Thea Foss waterway.
There are other ways to enjoy Washington's park that are less strenuous. You can attend a campfire chat with a ranger, enjoy a show at Cougar Rock Campground Amphitheater, and learn about the history of the 1916 Longmire museum.
The museum also hosts family events and other auto enthusiasts. LeMay – America's Car Museum is sure to inspire you, no matter what your interest are in automobile restoration, vintage cars, foreign cars, or the future transportation.
Many hiking trails run along Point Defiance's cliffs and offer breathtaking views of Vashon, Dalco Passage or Gig Harbor. Fort Nisqually is also connected to the road network.
All year. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is located in Tacoma's Point Defiance Park. It features seven historic buildings, two National Historic Landmarks and a Visitor Center with Museum Store.
There are many plant and tree collections in the gardens, including rhododendrons and ferns as well as Japanese maples, shade plants, and woodland gardens. There are many seasonal delights, including plants and foliage that peak at different times of the year.
Owen Beach is a popular spot for sunbathers in summer. There are picnic tables and a lawn behind the beach. A kiosk is available at the beach selling refreshments.