Attraction Pass:

Your Pass to Exploration and Savings

Tacoma's Attraction Pass is packed with excitement, education and adventure at half the price. From mountaintop exploration to sea-level wonderment, it’s a package of seven of Pierce County’s top attractions at a 50% discount.

Start by learning more about the 3-day and 7-day pass and buy your pass here. Then get ready to experience the Mountain, the City and the Sea. Once you've purchased this pass, you will get into to all attractions for free. 

 

 

3-Day Attraction Pass includes:

Museum of Glass, the Tacoma Art Museum, The Washington State History Museum, Fort Nisqually, LeMay Collections at Marymount and the Foss Waterway Seaport Museum, plus discounts at unique local experiences like glass blowing. 

Museum of Glass

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Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

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

Tacoma Art Museum

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

Foss Waterway Seaport

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

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7-Day Attraction Pass includes:

Everything in the 3-Day Attraction Pass, plus the Crystal Mountain Gondola

Crystal Mountain Scenic Gondola

Enjoy a scenic ride on the 8-passenger Mt. Rainier Gondola! Watch from above as skiers and… // More

Museum of Glass

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

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

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

Tacoma Art Museum

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

Foss Waterway Seaport

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

Wondering if you can do it all? You sure can. Here's how: 

3-Day Attraction Pass

Day 1: Be blown away

The Hot Shop in the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma is known as a nexus of studio glass art. Artists from all over the world have this Northwest city on their map. Dale Chihuly, a giant in the modern glass art movement, calls Tacoma his hometown. You can see signs of his work from everywhere from a public bridge, to a bar to gallery displays. Dive into this challenging art by seeing his work on display at the Tacoma Art Museum. While there, you can also see the new Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Wing that is dedicated to contemporary glass art.

Now that you've gotten a primer, walk across Tacoma's famous Bridge of Glass to see three memorable, and photogenic pieces (don't forget to look up) on your way to the Museum of Glass. In addition to a spectacular rotating display of contemporary glass exhibits, you can also experience live glass blowing in the cone-shaped hot shop. Artists come in for live demonstrations nearly every day. 

If you are now ready to try your hand at glass blowing yourself, be sure to book some time with Tacoma Glass Blowing Studio where you can get a discount with the attraction pass. 

Tacoma Art Museum (Closed Mondays)

Museum of Glass (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

 

Day 2: Nostalgia for the roads and waterways.

Just outside of town you will find one of the largest private car collections in the country, LeMay Collections at Marymount. The LeMay family collected vintage and notable cars throughout their lives and have put them all up for public display in this memorable setting.  There are more than 500 cars on display every day, and you can walk one plane hanger to see a timeline of cars from the first Model As to collector cars of today. 

Model T Drivers Education Class in Spanaway at LeMay Collections at Marymount

For your last museum, head back down to the downtown Tacoma Waterfront to dive into the history of our local waterways at Foss Waterway Seaport Museum. Hand made boats are on display, and you will likely see some being made in the active boat shop on site. 

LeMay Collections (Closed Sunday and Monday)

Foss Museum (Closed Monday and Tuesday)

 

Day 3: The early days of the great Northwest

Today is the day to dive into Pacific Northwest History. Explore Native American History and walk through the days of early pioneers at the Washington State History Museum. Don't miss the top floor for fun interactive games for kids and a 1,800 square foot running train modal. 

Model train Washington State History Museum

Next it's time to experience Point Defiance Park, a 700-acre old-growth forest on the tip of downtown Tacoma. Take a spin around 5-mile drive before heading to Fort Nisqually. This living history museum brings to life the early days of the Hudson Bay trading company. The original location is located south of Tacoma in DuPont, but the parts of the fort were relocated to Tacoma. Cell service can be fuzzy in the park so be sure to use Metro Parks free Wi-Fi to access your pass. 

Washington State History Museum (closed Mondays)

Fort Nisqually (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

7-Day Attraction Pass

Day 1: 

Get an early start and head to the Mount Rainier Gondola (approximately Memorial Day through Labor Day in the summer; November through April in the winter; check crystalmountainresort.com for details and updates) at Crystal Mountain Resort. The gondola will take you to the highest-elevation restaurant in Washington State – the Summit House at 6,872 feet – where you’ll enjoy a savory meal with a side of the best views of Mount Rainier anywhere. Don’t miss out on some of the hiking through wildflowers at the Crystal Mountain summit in the summer, or snowshoeing in the winter.

 
Gondola (Open daily, but changes by season, visit scenic gondola rides for more)
 
Crystal Mountain (Gondola) header
 

Day 2:

 
The LeMay Collections at Marymount in Spanaway, the largest collection of automobiles in the Pacific Northwest. This sprawling and historic campus is a former convent and boys’ military academy, but is now home to more than 1,500 vintage vehicles,  a massive collection of Americana and memorabilia, a Rodin sculpture garden and much more.
 
LeMay Collections (Closed Sunday and Monday)
 
Model T Drivers Education Class in Spanaway at LeMay Collections at Marymount
 
After a day of vintage cars and art gardens, you’ve earned a relaxing evening and night of rest at your hotel.
 

Day 3: 

Today is where you explore the medium that put the Pacific Northwest on the world’s art radar (studio glass) and the history of the Great State of Washington.
 
Start the day with coffee at Anthem Coffee & Tea on Pacific Avenue before diving into your first stop: Tacoma Art Museum. There, don’t miss the Haub Collection of art of the American West, one of the most comprehensive collections of its kind anywhere in the world. The Benaroya Wing, opened in 2019, focuses on glass art and artists from the Pilchuck School, which Dale Chihuly opened to be a mecca for the medium.
 
Tacoma Art Museum (Closed Mondays)
 
Tacoma Art Museum Benaroya Wing
 
Next, cross the Chihuly Bridge of Glass to the Museum of Glass. Spend some time admiring the artists at work in the hot shop located inside The Cone, and tour the current exhibitions. If inspiration has struck, your Mountain – City – Sea Pass includes a discount to Tacoma Glassblowing Studio, so you can have a session with a local artist who can help you craft your own glass-art masterpiece.
 
Museum of Glass (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
 
Hot Shop Artist at Museum of Glass
 
Enjoy lunch along downtown's historic Pacific Avenue, where you can choose between upscale classic American, Asian fusion, Hawaiian, Thai, delicious craft pizza and many more. 
 
Inspired and want to make your own glass creation? Your pass includes a discount at Tacoma Glass Blowing Studios.
 

Day 4:

Start your day at the Washington State History Museum, where you’ll be surrounded by the artifacts and stories that made Washington State the place it is today. Through interactive exhibits, collections, traveling exhibitions, and artifacts, take a step back in time to appreciate the contributions of those who came before, and the impact Washington has had on the country and the world.
 
Washington State History Museum (closed Mondays)
 
Washington State History Museum header
 
The Tacoma Historical Society always offers something interesting and is completely free. 
 
If you have kids along that need to burn off some steam the Tacoma Children's Museum is donation only and includes an imaginative playground that will get the kids ready for a good night's sleep. 
 

Day 5: 

Start at the Foss Waterway Seaport, Tacoma’s hands-on center for maritime heritage and education. Tacoma’s connection to the sea has always been strong – we were founded as the place where rails meet sails - and the touch tanks, boat-building exhibitions, scuba-diving collections and educational programming will reinforce that connection with awe.
 
Foss Museum (Closed Monday and Tuesday)
 
Foss Waterway Seaport on Dock Street in Tacoma, Washington
 
While you're exploring the waterfront, don't miss the opportunity to have lunch along the downtown waterfront. More than half a dozen restaurants are set up along the waterfront, offering some of the freshest seafood the Pacific has to offer. 
 
For the evening, kick back and enjoy a film at Tacoma's beloved independent theater, The Grand Cinema. Use the pass for a discounted ticket. 
 
 

Day 6:

 
Two young girls at Fort Nisqually dress in period clothing for living history
 
Just up the waterway and into Point Defiance Park, more history awaits at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. A dedicated cast of staff and volunteers give a period-accurate feel for what life was like in the fort’s 1850s heyday, with blacksmithing, weaving, crafts and work demonstrations. Two National Historic Landmarks within the fort provide the backdrop for an afternoon of learning through seeing. Cell service can be fuzzy in the park so be sure to use Metro Parks free Wi-Fi to access your pass. 
 
Fort Nisqually (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
 
Once you've had your fill of history, there's plenty more to discover at Point Defiance Park. Sunbathe, play in the sand or rent a kayak at Owen Beach. Take a drive, bike or walk around Five-Mile Drive, the woodlands trail circling the perimeter of the park, featuring views of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Gig Harbor and Commencement Bay. Explore the gardens of Point Defiance Park, including the Rose Garden, Fuchsia Garden, Dahlia Test Garden, Herb Garden, Japanese Garden and Rhododendron Garden.
 

Day 7:

You have seen it all, and with a day to spare. Relax and enjoy the Ruston Way Waterfront or explore nearby towns. We recommend you leave your free day for a Monday, when many attractions are closed. 
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