Besides the animals in the Zoo, Point Defiance Park offers something more for all: its visitors, both wildlife and people, such as whales, mule deer, red foxes, pileated woodpeckers, Douglas squirrels, raccoons, bald eagles, and wild salmon.
There are some historic wooden buildings inside the park which were homes built in 1898 in the year of the Yukon Gold Rush. The beautiful gardens were sited on a bluff looking down on a waterfront containing the boathouse.
Other tourism attractions including special zoning for picnics, weddings, organized runs, and other special events. During Saturday and Sunday mornings, Five Mile Drive outer loop closed to cars, giving pedestrians and cyclists free rein in park's most popular destination. There is an off-leash dog exercise area; Besides, fee-based attractions include Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.