5 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Tacoma - Atlas Obscura
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5 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Tacoma, Washington

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Steam plant signage.
Oct 20
Seattle, Washington

Steam Plant Tour

Explore this engineering landmark and remnant from the era of electrification in American cities.
Join Atlas Obscura's co-founder and creative director for a night of wonder.
Oct 20
Seattle, Washington

An Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid

Don't miss this rare chance to meet Atlas Obscura's co-founder Dylan Thuras.
Comet Lodge Cemetery discarded headstones
Oct 27
Seattle, Washington

Flashlight Walking Tour of Comet Lodge Cemetery

Explore the tragic history and forgotten inhabitants of Seattle’s abandoned Comet Lodge Cemetery.
NVC membership.
Nov 3
Seattle, Washington

Nisei Veterans Hall Tour

Get a glimpse into the WWII experiences of the local Japanese American community though this personal and moving exhibit.
Nov 17
Columbia City, Washington

Studio Tour: Bespoke Shoemaking

Visit industrial designer and shoemaker Michael Barakat in his studio to learn about the art of shoemaking.
Crab Nebula
Dec 6
Seattle, Washington

Life and Death of Stars

Join astrophysicist Anand Thirumalai in the Henry Art Gallery's Skyspace, Light Reign, to explore how stars are born, evolve, and die.

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