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It’s Time to Gather in Tacoma

By Travel Tacoma

When you find yourself doodling out a Venn diagram about successful events, with circles for venue, service, convenience, and setting, you might find Tacoma, Washington, occupying the tiny center.

The city’s principal venue—The Greater Tacoma Convention Center (GTCC)—will exceed every expectation you have for your convention, conference, or meeting. Located in the heart of Tacoma’s Museum District, the GTCC offers theater, classroom, banquet, and ballroom spaces that accommodate 10 to 4,000 attendees, in a modern, light-filled building with sweeping views of the city, its waterfront, and Mount Rainier.

In addition, Travel Tacoma’s award-winning team of sales and planning professionals knows every square foot of the GTCC and every other venue in Tacoma and surrounding Pierce County, and is eager to match your event’s needs with the right-sized and right-themed space. They stand ready to assist with every detail of your event.

Tacoma’s unparalleled convenience starts as soon as attendees get off the airplane; the city is only 18 miles away from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. It continues in one of America’s most walkable major metropolitan cities. The Tacoma Link Light Rail is a single line through the middle of downtown Tacoma, connecting attendees to the convention center, hotels (more than 1,000 rooms), restaurants, bars, live music, and museums.

The culture of the city envelops downtown Tacoma. Astounding museums and event venues dot downtown. Across the street from the GTCC is the Tacoma Art Museum and a few steps farther is the Museum of Glass, with its works by the renowned Tacoma native Dale Chihuly and other international glass artists. And Foss Waterway Seaport and LeMay—America’s Car Museum are both inspirational museums that serve as dramatic event spaces.

Venturing out of the downtown core, treat your attendees to the shores of the Salish Sea for boating, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Or play a round of championship golf at Chambers Bay Golf Course, home of the 2015 U.S. Open. Or head out to spectacular Mount Rainier National Park, where you’ll hike among wildflowers in the spring and summer, and play in the snow during winter.

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