What's Open in Pierce County

In the "new normal," operation of attractions, museums, restaurants, and parks in Pierce County have been affected. Below is our best effort at keeping you informed of what's open, but please check with the attractions listed before going.


Children's Museum of Tacoma

Admission to the Children's Museum of Tacoma is by donation only. This model is called as… // More

Museum of Glass

All glass, all the time. Experience contemporary glass art in a breathtakingly beautiful… // More

The Best Haunts for Halloween

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Destiny Harbor Tours

Destiny Harbor Tours offers Sightseeing, Charters and Eco Tours of Tacoma Narrows Bridges,… // More

Recycled Spirits of Iron Sculpture Garden

Using found objects such as driftwood and recycled iron, artist Dan Klennert has created a… // More

Foss Waterway Seaport

The mission of the Foss Waterway Seaport is to celebrate Tacoma's rich maritime heritage… // More

Tacoma Art Museum

Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) is an anchor in the city’s downtown and a gathering space for… // More

Point Defiance Zoo + Aquarium

Acclaimed zoo + aquarium featuring an elephant, tigers, muskox, hammerhead sharks, clouded… // More

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

Walk into Fort Nisqually and experience daily life in the 1850s at a regional trade and… // More

The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse

A furniture store, but also a visitor experience, with built-in visitor center, fudge… // More

LeMay - America's Car Museum

LeMay – America’s Car Museum, an entity of America’s Automotive Trust, is an… // More

Washington State History Museum

Discover the stories of Washington's past. Explore and be entertained while you learn about… // More

LeMay Collections at Marymount

The LeMay Family Collection at Marymount is recognized in the Guiness Book of World Records… // More

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Spend the day with nature! Northwest Trek is the premier wildlife and adventure park of the… // More

Fife Aquatic Center

State-of-the-art saltwater system. Ideal for swimmers, visitors and tourists, families and… // More


Waves or glaciers? Afternoon hikes, or climbing with top-ropes? With an accessible saltwater shoreline, the top-ranked park system in the country, and Mount Rainier National Park in our backyard, Pierce County has long been synonymous with outdoor recreation. Here's what's open right now:

Mount Rainier National Park

The Nisqually Entrance is open, and the snowplay area at Paradise too! Click the link for… // More

Gig Harbor Boat Rentals

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON Gig Harbor Boat Rentals (featuring Duffy Electric Boats) is your… // More

Pioneer Farm Museum + Ohop Indian Village

Escape to another century... Journey back to the 1880's with our tour guides to experience… // More

City and County Parks and Trails

Throughout Pierce County, there are dozens of parks and miles of trail that are open for… // More

Mount Rainier Gondola

For snowshoeing, skiing, or just winter sightseeing, the Mount Rainier Gondola's views can't… // More

Stringtown Lavender Farm + Wine Cellar

We are a small lavender farm with gift shop and winery near Eatonville, WA. We grow nine… // More

EZ Times Outfitters

Come ride the beautiful trails of Elbe State Forest, rain or shine. Reservations advised but… // More


Most Pierce County hotels have remained open, and you can search here for the perfect lodging for your getaway, whether it's a mountain cabin in the shadow of Mount Rainier, a waterfront hotel with a view of the Salish Sea, or a great find in one of the communities between the two.


Restaurants are now allowed to open to full capacity, and most have done so. However, please call ahead if you are planning on dining in.

Restaurants (sorted by cuisine)

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Restaurants (sorted by city)

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In addition to major shopping outlets, many family-owned businesses in communities like Fife, Lakewood, Sumner, Puyallup, DuPont, and Gig Harbor have also opened. 

Tacoma Mall

With more than 150 stores and restaurants, Tacoma Mall serves the nearby communities of… // More

Lakewood Towne Center

Lakewood Towne Center is conveniently located South of Tacoma and North of Olympia just off… // More

Windmill Gardens

"Your Destination for Garden Inspiration" Visit Windmill Gardens, a unique shopping and… // More

South Hill Mall

Experience it all at the South Hill Mall with more stores and restaurants than you can shop… // More

Pal Do World Market

Korean Grocery Store This market also has a bakery, a video tape store, a clothing shop, a… // More

Brown & Haley Gift Shop

Makers of America's finest confections and candies for the world, including world famous… // More


Many events have gone virtual, so check with event organizers before you go!

We'll Take a Raincheck

We want you to visit Pierce County sometime in the future, but for now, we'll take a… // More