Washington is located at the base of scenic Puget Sound, some 32 miles south of
Seattle and 31 miles north of the state capital, Olympia. Flanked by vistas of
the Olympic Peninsula and Mount Rainier, and conveniently positioned just south
of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Tacoma is considered one of the
Northwest's most livable cities.
In recent years Tacoma has become known for its arts and
culture scene. Art galleries, museums and theatre all take a prominent place in
Tacoma's identity as "A City of Destiny." Tacoma's three unique
museums, The Washington State History Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum and the
Museum of Glass can all be found on Tacoma's waterfront. The nearby Chihuly
Bridge of Glass and Union Station, which showcases unique blown glass art, are
also a must-see.