United States Point Defiance Five-Mile Drive

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Joe Becker

About This Spot

Point Defiance Park, covering 760 acres, is one of largest urban park in the United States. It offers a zoo and aquarium, old-growth forest, saltwater beaches, mountain and Puget Sound viewpoints, and more than a half a dozen gardens. Five-mile Drive is a one-way road that starts and ends at the park’s main entrance and, not surprisingly, is five miles long. This spot includes the portion of the Five-mile Drive that accesses the northern, less developed portion of the park with access to Owen Beach, five viewpoints, and Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. There are also multiple trails through the old-growth forest in this section of the park.

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