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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

      BUG & REPTILE MUSEUM; Bremerton, cool LIVE bugs, free fun

      DESTINY HARBOR TOURS; sightseeing, charters, eco tours 253-225-6306

      EMERALD DOWNS; 45 minutes from Gig Harbor 253-288-7000

      BREMERTON NAVAL MUSEUM; 25 minutes from Gig Harbor 360-479-7447

      JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD
      Come and learn about our local 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 (253)967-7206

      FORT NISQUALLY HISTORIC SITE; Point Defiance Park; Tacoma
      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. 20 minutes from Gig Harbor (253) 591-5339

      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. 15 minutes from Gig Harbor; (253)549-2461

      GIG HARBOR BOAT SHOP AT EDDON BOATYARD
      Experience the harbor's working waterfront at a historic boatyard (253)857-9344

      Gig Harbor Sailing School and Lessons
      GIG HARBOR SAILING CLUB & SCHOOL

      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. 253-858-3626

      HARBOR HISTORY MUSEUM; 4121 Harborview Drive
      Take a look at Gig Harbor's historical past, or are you just interested in where the "Gig " in Gig Harbor came from? 253-858-6722

      HISTORIC SKANSIE NET SHED; loveingly preserved waterfront fishing history and heritage, downtown Gig Harbor

      KEY PENINSULA HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM; Vaughn, WA
      The history of the Key Peninsula is told through pictures, books, videos, slides and artifacts. 20 minutes from Gig Harbor 253-888-3246

      LEE'S SUP; Stand-up paddle board and kayak rental on the harbor 253-209-1431 / 253-853-5002

      MCCHORD AIR MUSEUM
      The history of McCord Airforce base and its units over the years is a colorful and significant overall history of airpower. 20 minutes from Gig Harbor 253-982-2485

      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 (253)305-1000

      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 360-832-6117

      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 (360)565-3130

      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 253-272-3663

      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 253-272-2281

      TACOMA NARROWS BRIDGE
      The Tacoma Narrows Bridge was the first suspension span constructed in the United States after its predecessor failed in a 1940 wind storm. 5 minutes from Gig Harbor 866-936-8246

      TACOMA RAINIERS MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
      Enjoy a night filled with excitement and thrill of a minor league baseball team in the beautiful Cheney stadium. 20 minutes from Gig Harbor 253-752-7707

      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. 360-792-2457

      THE WASHINGTON STATE FAIR; A memorable experience of the senses- Do the Puyallup!. 35 minutes from Gig Harbor (253)845-1771

      WASHINGTON STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY;The official state museum. 20 minutes from Gig Harbor 253-272-9747

      FOSS WATERWAY SEAPORT; Hands-on displays, demonstrations, changing exhibits, and special excursions chronicle Tacoma's maritime history and address local environmental issues. 20 minutes from Gig Harbor (253)272-2750


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