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Point Defiance Pagoda

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5400 N. Pearl St.
Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 305-1090

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Inspired by Japanese architecture when it was built in 1914, the Pagoda is the focal point of Point Defiance Park's Japanese Garden.

Surrounded by a Japanese garden featuring pools, a waterfall, a footbridge, sakura cherry trees, and an authentic Shinto shrine and Tori Gate presented by Tacoma’s Sister City in Kitakyushu Japan, the Pagoda serves as a venue for garden shows, classes and community celebrations.

This rare historic site is also available for rental as a scenic setting for weddings, family gatherings and corporate events.

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The Pagoda is available for weddings, receptions, parties or meetings!
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About the Pagoda


May 2013 - The State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation presented Metro Parks Tacoma with a Special Achievement award for the meticulous restoration of the Point Defiance Pagoda two years after it narrowly averted total destruction at the hands of an arsonist in 2011. Original architectural details were returned that had been lost or removed over the years.

Events Happening Here:
  • 18 May
    Pagoda Centennial Celebration
    Make history with us as we celebrate the Pagoda's designation to the National Historic Register. Guided historic tours...
    12:00 pm
  • 31 May
    Iris Flower Show and Judging
    Come enjoy the beauty of these unique blooms. Free! For more information call 591-5328...
    10:00 am
  • 12 Jul
    Campout in the Parks
    We’re opening up our beaches for camping this summer! Join us for three Saturday nights under the stars with your...

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