To see the past and the future of Tacoma, drop by downtown’s Fireman’s Park. From this small park, you can look down on smoke-belching mills and commercial port facilities, but if you then turn around, you’ll be facing a new, revitalized Tacoma where the arts are flourishing and historic buildings are being preserved and renovated.
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JBLM was formally established as one of 12 joint bases worldwide on Oct. 1, 2010. The merger of the former Fort Lewis (est. 1917) and McChord Air Force Base (est. 1947) was directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission.
LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile. Featuring a nine-acre campus – with a four-story museum as the centerpiece – ACM, situated atop Tacoma, Wash., 30 minutes south of Seattle and in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, will be one of the world’s largest auto museums and attractions when it opens in June 2012.
For more than 125 years, pages of The News Tribune have been turned with understanding, laughter, tears, and awe. Every day, through each of its generations, The News Tribune has installed a strong sense of community – prompting citizens to act, businesses to flourish, and people to improve their daily lives. Today this vital source of news and technology is also reaching its audience through new channels and ever-advancing technology.Intensely local news. The best sports section in the Northwest. Award-winning columnists and daily color comics.
The Washington State History Museum is where fascination and FUN come together! People of all ages can explore and be entertained in an environment where characters from Washington’s past speak about their lives. Through interactive exhibits, theatrical storytelling, high-tech displays and dramatic artifacts, learn about our state’s unique people and places, as well as their impact on the country and the world.
Experience contemporary glass art in a breathtakingly beautiful museum on Tacoma’s revitalized waterfront. Feel the heat as you watch a team of artists create masterpieces from molten glass in the world’s largest Hot Shop—housed inside the iconic 90-foot stainless steel cone—and marvel at edgy and inspiring exhibitions of glass in the galleries
St. Joseph Medical Center
St. Joseph Medical Center is a 361-bed regional medical center that is home to the South Sound’s largest heart and vascular center, a Level II Trauma Center and a Level III NICU. Other advanced programs include robotic-assisted surgery, Gamma Knife, joint replacement and one of the largest hospital-based nephrology (kidney care) programs on the West Coast. St. Joseph’s unique patient tower overlooks downtown Tacoma and offers extensive and comprehensive services to patients in the Puget Sound region and from as far away as Alaska and Montana.
With our growing number of Franciscan primary and specialty care physicians at nearby clinics, we are committed to helping keep families healthy and active. We are proud to have some of the region’s finest doctors who are part of Franciscan Medical Group.
MultiCare Allenmore Hospital & Medical Center offers Tacoma residents convenient access to hundreds of primary and specialty care providers, the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies, plus a 24-hour Emergency Department all in a centrally located, patient-friendly campus. Whether you’re looking for robotic-assisted surgery, a total joint replacement or a routine physical, you’ll find it right here in your community.