Tacoma is Washington State's third largest city and is a very diverse area with inhabitants from many cultures. Tacoma is also home to Airmen and Army/National Guard folk from neighboring bases.
From The Tall Ships & Taste of Tacoma Festivals, to the Point Defiance Zoo or the Tacoma Museum of Glass there are many neat attractions to see. Tacoma is also home to one of the largest wood domed structures in the world: the Tacoma Dome, which hosts sporting events, concerts and shows.
Tacoma is located along the I-5 freeway about an hour drive south of Seattle. If however you head from Seattle to Tacoma during rush hour the commute can take at least 2 hours. You can also jump on Hwy 16 from I-5 in Tacoma and head over the new toll bridge to see sites on the Kitsap Peninsula.
There is also the Tacoma Mall and surrounding shopping as well as smaller shopping locations where you can also find food such as the 6th ave area by University of Puget Sound, the downtown core, and part of S. Tacoma Way where you will find lots of Asian retail & food locations.
Tacoma's Stadium High School was the filming location for the movie 10 Things I Hate About You.
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