Seattle: It's Not Just Grunge

  • Start: Seattle, WA
  • End: Tacoma, WA
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:39
  • Total Mileage: 52 Miles
  • Number of stops: 4


Seattle's gotten a lot of airtime lately. The flannel, the music, the plague of coffeehouse chains that now stretches across the country: you'd think you've seen, heard, or smelt it all. Millennia before Nirvana and Pearl Jam, though, North America's only temperate rainforest zone developed here on the continent's northwestern coast. Despite the persistent human pressure upon this lush and vibrant yet fragile ecosystem, several spots survive, thanks to various organizations in the Seattle area. Spend a few days on salmon stomping grounds visiting Pacific Northwest flora and fauna.

Stop #1:

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Seattle, WA

Stop #2:

Woodland Park Zoo
Seattle, WA

Stop #3:

Washington Park Arboretum
Seattle, WA

Stop #4:

Point Defiance Park
Tacoma, WA

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