Non-Rails Activities

Non Rail activities at the Prairie Line Experience Convention will be comprised mainly of self-guided tours to attractions and locations that we think you’ll find interesting, educational, fun and representative of the local Tacoma/Puget Sound area and the Pacific Northwest. If you have any questions, please find one of the convention staff and we’d be happy to assist you in resolving any issues you might have.

Rhododendron Botanical Garden

The Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden is a 22-acre woodland garden that features the world’s largest collection of Rhododendron species. Visitors will also experience a diverse botanical collection in the garden of many other native Pacific Northwest plants.

Hours:10AM – 4 PM, Tuesday through Sunday
Closed Monday
Admission:$8.00 – General
$5.00 – Seniors (65+) and Students with ID
Free – Children under 12 years old
Contact:253.838.4646
rhodygarden.org

Pacific Bonsai Museum

Pacific Bonsai Museum’s collection of 150 trees is the most geographically diverse in the United States. The collection is comprised of trees from Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, as well as the United States.

Hours:10AM – 4 PM, Tuesday through Sunday
Closed Monday
Admission:$12.00 – General Donation
Contact253.353.7345
Pacific Bonsai Museum

Museum of Glass

The Museum of Glass is a world class contemporary art museum dedicated to the art of glass. Watch artisans create beautiful and intricate glass art pieces in the West Coast’s largest and most active museum glass art studio.

Hours:10AM – 5 PM, Wednesday through Sunday,
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Admission:$18.00 – Adults
$16.00 – Seniors (65+)/College Students (18+)/Military (Active and Veteran)
$10.00 – Children (6–18)
Free – Children (under 6)
Free – Museum Members
Contact:253.284.4750
Museum of Glass

Washington State History Museum

The Washington State History Museum explores Washington State’s history, its people, its places, and impacts on the world through interactive exhibitions and many fascinating displays.

Hours:10AM – 5 PM, Tuesday through Sunday,
Closed Monday
Admission:$14.00 – Adults
$11.00 – Seniors (65+)/Students (18+)/Military (Active and Veteran), Student and Military visitors are welcome with ID
Free – Children (under 5)
Free – Museum Members
Contact:253.284.4750
Washington State Historical Society