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Tacoma Nature Center at Snake Lake

Tacoma Nature Center at Snake Lake Review

Comprising 71 acres of marshland, evergreen forest, and shallow lake that break up the urban sprawl of west Tacoma, the center shelters 20 species of mammals and more than 100 species of birds. The lake has nesting pairs of wood ducks, rare elsewhere in western Washington, and the interpretive center is a fun place for kids to look at small creatures, take walks and nature quizzes, and dress up in animal costumes.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma, WA 98405 | Map It
  • Phone: 253/591–6439
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Center Mon.–Sat. 9–4; trails daily dawn–dusk
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  • Location: Tacoma
Updated: 04-06-2013

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