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Family Fun on a Budget Pierce County Edition.

With the cost of pretty much everything on the rise I thought I would dig around and see what kinds of things there is to do for free or next to free in my area. The following activities cost nothing or next to nothing and are good family fun. Budget running a little tight, no problem there is still fun to be had!

FIVE-MILE DRIVE

Enjoy a beautiful drive through old growth forest while checking out the scenic views of the Puget Sound and The Narrows Bridge at Point Defiance Park.

SUMNER

Take a self-guided tour through the small town of Sumner and have fun strolling through it’s many historical landmarks, and visit the Sumner Visitor’s Center located in the Old Cannery.

PUYALLUP’S ANTIQUE DISTRICT

Do you enjoy looking for treasures. Stroll through Puyallup’s Antique District and the many antique and collectible shops it has to offer. These are located in historic downtown Puyallup.

PICNIC OUTDOORS

Take a moment and go off the beaten path and have a picnic in scenic Wilkeson, Carbanado, or Mowich Lake.

MUSEUMS

Many Libraries now offer museum passes that you can check out that will get you into many area museums for free. The Puyallup Public Library, Pierce County Library, and the Tacoma Public Library have passes for the Tacoma Art Museum, Washington State History Museum, and the Museum of Glass.

BEACHES

There are many local area beaches that are fun to explore:

these are just a few you may enjoy.

POINT DEFIANCE PARK

Many hear this park and think of the zoo and aquarium, but that is not all you will find here. There is also woodland trails, parks, picnic spots, beautiful gardens, Owens Beach, and Fort Nisqually.

MOVIES

That’s right, I said see a movie. During the summer months The Grand Cinema in Tacoma offers a free family friendly movie every third Saturday morning each month. There are only 100 seats so come early!

RACES

Nope not your standard car races, these are radio controlled cars! Check out Tacoma’s R/C Raceway on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7 pm for various races and good family fun!

TACOMA NATURE CENTER

The Nature Center is a 71 acre nature preserve that offers trails, Discovery Pond, native plant nursery, and a gift shop. There are many fun programs offered here for the family to enjoy. Admission is free but donations are gladly accepted. Parking space is limited here.

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