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The perfect getaway for a night, a weekend, or longer stay in the Gig Harbor area.


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    ATTRACTIONS

      EMERALD DOWNS (45 minutes from Gig Harbor)

      BREMERTON NAVAL MUSEUM; 402 Pacific Avenue Bremerton Washington 98337; 360-479-7447 (25 minutes from Gig Harbor)

      JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD
      Come and learn about our local bombined Army/Air Force base. (20 minutes from Gig Harbor)

      FORT LEWIS MILITARY MUSEUM
      The museums displays, composed of original and selected reproduction artifacts, are well presented and illustrate the range of uniforms and equipment used by northwest troops here and overseas. (20 minutes from Gig Harbor)

      FORT NISQUALLY HISTORIC SITE; Point Defiance Park; Tacoma; 253-591-5339;
      Fort Nisqually is a restored Hudson's Bay Company trading post offering educational
      programs, special events focusing on 19th century Puget Sound and other historical exhibits; Hours: Summer Monday thru Sunday 11:00 - 6:00, Winter Wednesday thru Sunday 1:00 - 4:00. (20 minutes from Gig Harbor)

      FOX ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM;
      The story of Fox Island is told in photographs, artifacts and writings, including an exhibit on the late Gov. Dixie Lee Ray. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. 549-2461. (15 minutes from Gig Harbor)

      Gig Harbor Sailing School and Lessons
      GIG HARBOR SAILING CLUB & SCHOOL
      ; 3226 Harborview Dr.; 858-3626
      Our goal is to provide a club membership program that offers low-cost sailing that is a fraction of the cost of ownership and half the cost of renting.

      HARBOR HISTORY MUSEUM; 4121 Harborview Drive; Gig Harbor; Tues - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 253-858-6722
      Take a look at Gig Harbor's historical past, or are you just interested in how the "Gig " was put in Gig Harbor?

      KEY PENINSULA HISTORICAL MUSEUM;
      The history of the Key Peninsula is told through pictures, books, videos, slides and artifacts. Thursday and Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment, in the Key Peninsula Civic Center in Vaughn. Tim Kezele at 884-4538. (20 minutes from Gig Harbor)

      MCCHORD AIR MUSEUM
      The history of MCCord Airforce base and its units over the years is a colorful and significant in the overall history of airpower. (20 minutes from Gig Harbor)

      METRO PARKS TACOMA
      When its time to get outdoors and enjoy the family, experience something new or just have some fun, there's only one place to be! (20 minutes from Gig Harbor)

      MT. RAINIER NATIONAL PARK INFO
      Park rangers, present evening campfire programs, lead interpretive walks, conduct programs for children, and presents slide programs throughout the park. (approx 1.5 hours from Gig Harbor)

      NORTHWEST TREK
      During your 55-minute trek aboard the naturalist guided tram you will see animals roaming freely while you're in a "moving cage." (45 minutes from Gig Harbor)

      OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK INFO
      95% of Olympic National Park is designated wilderness. Over 600 miles of trails provide access to these areas. (approx 1.5 hours from Gig Harbor)

      POINT DEFIANCE ZOO & AQUARIUM
      The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium enjoys an exceptional reputation for its naturalistic exhibits, animal care and its commitment to wildlife conservation. (20 minutes from Gig Harbor)

      TACOMA DOME
      One of the largest wood domed structures in the world, the Tacoma Dome is the concert venue in the Pacific Northwest and has been the setting for everything from trade shows to concerts to international sports. This site provides current information about up coming events. (20 minutes from Gig Harbor)

      TACOMA LITTLE THEATRE
      Opportunities for actors, crew and anyone who wants to be apart of the theatre community and this site provides information about up and coming plays. (20 minutes from Gig Harbor)

      TACOMA NARROWS BRIDGE
      The Tacoma Narrows Bridge was the first suspension span constructed in the United States after its predecessor failure in 1940 from the wind. (5 minutes from Gig Harbor)

      TACOMA RAINIERS MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
      Come and enjoy a night filled with excitement and thrill of a minor league baseball team. (20 minutes from Gig Harbor)

      USS TURNER JOY MUSEUM SHIP
      The USS Turner Joy (DD-951), famed Navy destroyer from the Vietnam War, is now maintained and administered by the Bremerton Historic Ships Association.

      THE WASHINGTON STATE FAIRThe fair is a memorable experience of the senses- Do the Puyallup!. (35 minutes from Gig Harbor)

      WASHINGTON STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY (20 minutes from Gig Harbor)

      FOSS WATERWAY SEAPORT; 705 Dock Street Tacoma; 253-272-2758; Hands-on displays, demonstrations, changing exhibits, and special excursions chronicle Tacoma's maritime history and address local environmental issues. (20 minutes from Gig Harbor)


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