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2021 Walk Tacoma series

Tacoma Waterfront Walk – launched April 7
Take the tour on the GeoTourist app!
Start: on the Foss Waterway Esplanade behind the Henry Waterfront Apartments (1933 Dock St.) – 1.5 mile tour
Guide: Patty Peterson, Director of the Tacoma Waterfront Association
Sponsor: Tacoma Waterfront Association
Partner: American Heart Association

See all tour stop photos and descriptions here and see the route map here.

Stop 1: The Puyallup Tribe (behind the Henry Waterfront Apartments) – Listen to audio narration:

Stop 2: Foss Waterway Public Amphitheater – Listen to audio narration

Stop 3: History – Listen to audio narration

Stop 4: Industry – Listen to audio narration

Stop 5: Murray Morgan Bridge – Listen to audio narration

Stop 6: Foss Waterway Seaport Museum – Listen to audio narration


Downtown Mural Walk – launched May 5
Take the tour on the GeoTourist app!
Start: on Hood St. behind 7 Seas Brewery & Taproom (S 21st St. & Jefferson Ave) – 1.4 mile tour
Guides (local artists): Esteban Camacho & Jessilyn Brinkerhoff, Chelsea O’Sullivan, Gerardo Peña, Caroleena Santiesteban, Leshawn Gamble, Adika Bell, Nori Kimura, Saiyare Refaei, Tiffanny Hammonds, David Long & Al Pikart
Sponsor: KPG
Partner: Spaceworks Tacoma

See all tour stop photos and descriptions here and see the route map here.

Stop 1: Working Forward, Weaving Anew (behind 7 Seas Brewery & Taproom) – Listen to audio narration:

Stop 2: Buddhist Temple Mural – Listen to audio narration:

Stop 3: Alma Mater – Listen to audio narration:

Stop 4: Welcome to Tacoma & the Memory of Old Japan Town mural (S. 13th & Market St.) – Listen to audio narration:

Stop 5: Re-emerge in Healing (S. 11th & Market St.) – Listen to audio narration:

Stop 6: Summer 2020 Protest Murals (S. 11th between Market & Court C) – Listen to audio narration:

Stop 7: Quotes From People Detained, Leaders of Las Resistencia (S. 11th & Court C) – Listen to audio narration:

Stop 8: RBG Mural (Commerce between S. 11th & S. 9th) – Listen to audio narration:


The History Behind the Names Walk – launched June 9
Take the tour on the GeoTourist app!

Start: Wright Park (6th Ave. & S. G St.) – 1.6 mile tour
Guides: Melissa McGinnis, Linda Caspersen, Emily Nakada-Alm, Karen Haas
PartnerAmerican Heart Association

See all tour stop photos and descriptions here and see the route map here.

Stop 1: Wright Park (Charles Wright) – Listen to the audio narration:

Stop 2: Tacoma School District Building (Willie Stewart) – Listen to audio narration:

Stop 3: Hosmer House (Theodore Hosmer) – Listen to audio narration:

Stop 4: Foss Harbor Marina (Thea Foss) – Listen to audio narration:

Stop 5: Thea’s Park (Thea Foss) – Listen to audio narration:


Pride Walk – launched July 7
Take the tour on the GeoTourist App!
Start: at S. 4th and Tacoma Ave – 1.6 mile tour
Guide: Troy Christensen, Executive Director of Rainbow Center
Sponsor: Community Health Care
Partner: Rainbow Center

See all tour stop photos and descriptions here and see the route map here.

Stop 1: Wright Park – Listen to audio narration:

Stop 2: S. Tacoma Ave & S. 4th St. – Listen to audio narration:

Stop 3: McMenamins / Elks Temple – Listen to audio narration:

Stop 4: St. Helens & S. 7th St. – Listen to audio narration:

Stop 5: Theatre Square Park – Listen to audio narration:

Stop 6: Pacific Ave. & 10th St. – Listen to audio narration:

Stop 7: Pacific Ave. between S. 7th & S. 9th St. – Listen to audio narration:

Stop 8: Destiny’s (Dorky’s) – Listen to audio narration:

Stop 9: 733 Commerce – Listen to audio narration:


Hilltop Black-Owned Business Tour – Launched Oct 22
Take the tour on the GeoTourist app!
Start: Mr. Mac’s Ltd (1102 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way)
Guide: Business owners
Partner: Hilltop Action Coalition

See all tour stop photos and descriptions here.

Stop 1: Mr. Mac’s Ltd– Listen to audio narration:

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Stop 2: T.U.P.A.C.: Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center – Listen to audio narration:

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Stop 3: Sam & Terry’s Barbershop – Listen to audio narration:

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Stop 4: Love By the Slice – Listen to audio narration:

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Stop 5: Bob’s Bar-B-Q Pit – Listen to audio narration:

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