Have you made sure to visit these Tacoma landmarks?
The city of Tacoma is crammed with 50 well-maintained parks and other recreation services. These are entirely controlled by the municipal corporation, known as the Metro Parks Tacoma. It is also packed with quite a lot of landmarks and was home to some creative architects, as well as Frederick Heath, Everett Phipps Babcock, Silas E. Nelsen, and Ambrose J. Russell. There are other interesting places in Tacoma which will make your trip to the city an enjoyable and exciting one.
Thornewood Castle has been long been considered a den of supernatural activity, something which its previous owners sought to capitalize. The castle has been built up with the carpet area of 27,000 square feet and it includes 54 rooms, as well as 22 bathrooms. It is surrounded by an open area of 35 acres and the land has been transformed into beautiful English gardens, scattered with stylish figurines, and a secret garden. This official historical place is rented out for weddings and other occasions, and it still maintains a stable flow of bed and breakfast enthusiasts. To visit the castle you have to book in advance, as it is a private residence and a private property.
It is the most celebrated bridge in Tacoma and video footage still exists of the fateful day it collapsed. This is a suspension bridge, which spans the Tacoma Narrows passage between the city and the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State. The bridge was damaged during the Second World War, and it took 10 years to restore. It was reopened to the public on October 14, 1950, and now it is longer and wider than before.
This is a parking garage which has given itself over to graffiti performers. Nearly all parking garages and other construction sites that are open to desecration by street art observe graffiti as a constant irritation. Instead of removing it the Graffiti Garages in the city have opened themselves to street art and the adjoining area is reaping the rewards.
Tacoma Art Museum
This is an art museum situated in downtown Tacoma and it is the biggest art museum in the area. The Tacoma Art Museum has ongoing shows as well as provisional ones that bring in cool artists, such as Dale Chihuly and Norman Rockwell. The museum is also an abode to the Haub Family Collection of the Western Art; the sole collection of the Western art in the Northwest. If you are an art enthusiast then the Tacoma Art Museum is definitely worth seeing.
Museum of Glass
This is a contemporary art museum, which is the solitary American museum in the city. This museum is dedicated to modern glass art and it is one of among three museums in the world displaying such art. Tourists can look at glass artists at work in the hot shop amphitheater. The Chihuly Bridge of Glass connects this waterfront Museum of Glass to the other museums on the southern side of I-705, as well as the Tacoma Art Museum and the Washington State History Museum.