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4 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Tacoma, Washington

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Polar Bar.
Aug 16
Seattle, Washington

Parlor Games at Polar Bar

Tour this Seattle landmark that's on the National Register of Historic Places, before retiring to the atmospheric Polar Bar, where you'll learn a vintage card game.
Wellington Tunnel.
Aug 25
Skykomish, Washington

Hiking Washington's Railroad History

Embark on an afternoon hike to learn about Washington State's early railroad history and discover the remnants of a train depot devastated by a record-breaking avalanche.
Hawaiian Chieftain.
Sep 7
Kirkland, Washington

Tall Tales, Tall Ship

Get out on the water in a night of sailing, song, and sea creatures aboard the Hawaiian Chieftain.
Resting Waters.
Sep 9
Seattle, Washington

The Afterlife of Pets and Resting Waters

Meet the founders of Washington State's first pet aquamation facility to learn about an alternative and earth-friendly form of disposition.
Beekeeper Bob Redmond
Sep 22
Burien, Washington

Beekeeping 101

Meet a colony of bees with Bob Redmond of Urban Bee Company.
Rendering of Seattle Commons.
Sep 23
Seattle, Washington

Tragedy of the Commons

Explore an alternate history walking tour of the Seattle Commons Project.
Oct 6
Columbia City, Washington

Studio Tour: Bespoke Shoemaking

Visit industrial designer and shoemaker Michael Barakat in his studio to learn about the art of shoemaking.
Steam plant signage.
Oct 20
Seattle, Washington

Steam Plant Tour

Explore this engineering landmark and remnant from the era of electrification in American cities.
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.
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.