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Foss Waterway Seaport is one of the two remaining cargo warehouses to transfer materials from trains onto ships. This wooden seaport still stands in its original essence to the glory of this day. The Seaport hosts events and activities for visitors as they can opt for visiting the museum or rent the boats or the space for a private or a public occasion.
Featuring American, European and Asian art, the Tacoma Art Museum is a well-known gallery and museum. Since its inception in 1935, it has been displaying art in the form of paintings and drawings—both classic and contemporary, national and international. Their permanent collection includes works by Mary Cassatt, Jean Baptiste, Camille Corot, Dale Chihuly, Edgar Degas and Robert Henri to name a few. It also holds lectures, workshops, talks, temporary exhibitions and performances for all age groups.
The W. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory is a greenhouse located in the Wright Park Arboretum. It is located in Tacoma, Washington and is managed by Metro Parks Tacoma. The conservatory was built in 1907 C.E in a Victorian-style and was named after donor William W. Seymour. The conservatory has more than 550 species of plants and more than 200 orchids. It was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on October 8, 1976.
City Waterway Bridge known for its distinctive features is a lift bridge located on the Thea Foss Waterway. The bridge designed by renowned engineers Waddell and Harrington opened in 1913. In 1997, it was renamed as the Murray Morgan Bridge in honor of the Washington's historian.
The Tacoma Union Station is a beautiful historic building constructed in 1910. Made in the Beaux-Arts style of architecture, it has fine details and intricate designs. Previously used as a railway station for passenger trains, it now houses a district court and is also available as a rental space. The grand rotunda of the station is available for private events like weddings, conferences and parties. The mesmerizing interiors of the rotunda looks even more gorgeous because of the Dale Chihuly art pieces. The building is open to visitors during weekdays.