Tacoma Washington

Must See In Tacoma Washington State

Tacoma is named after Mount Rainier which dominates the eastern skyline.  Mount Rainier was originally called Mount Takhoma or Mount Tahoma.  Located in Pierce County just south of Seattle, Tacoma is known as the “City of Destiny” due to it’s deep-water harbor at Commencement Bay and because it was picked to be the western terminus for the Northern Pacific Railroad at the end of the 19th century. The Port of Tacoma is Washington State’s largest port.

There are many must see attractions in Tacoma Washington.  Not only the ever present Mount Rainier but also many museums and the Point Defiance Zoo.


Tacoma Washington Attractions

Tacoma Tourism

Tacoma Regional Convention & Visitor Bureau


  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport – Sea-Tac Airport website.
  • Airport Parking Savings – Save up to 66% off as compared to parking at the airport!
  • Pierce County Transit
  • Tacoma Light Link Rail – The first light rail in Washington State
  • In downtown you can find taxis at the following taxi stands:
    • Greyhound Bus Station, 511 Puyallup Ave.
    • On S. 10th St. and Pacific Avenue
    • Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza
    • Swiss Tavern, 904 Jefferson St.

    Or request a taxi directly from King Cab Taxi. Phone: 888-904-7770.

Lodging and Hotels in Tacoma Washington

Popular Tour Itineraries Including Tacoma

Mount Rainier Mountain Loop

Western Loop Tours

Lewis & Clark with Fire

Battle of the Washington Volcanoes Itinerary

Navigating the Natural Wonders of Washington State



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