Lakewood is a city located in Pierce County, Washington, United States of America. Lakewood Washington has a population of more than 55.000 residents and an area of almost 50 square miles. The city was settled in 1833, but incorporated only in 1996, on February 28. The economy of Lakewood relies on two military bases that are located in the area – Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base. These venues offer employment for more than 34.000 residents of Lakewood Washington. The city was recently named one of the best places for young Americans. If you want to visit it and see it with your own eyes, find out what kind of attractions Lakewood has.
Fort Stellacoom is a former military fortification and it was founded in 1849 near Lake Stellacoom. It was built due to civilian agitation after a massacre that happened in the area in 1847. In 1871 the construction became an asylum and now it serves as an attraction for tourists. Four cottages of the fort can be visited, having a great historical museum inside.
Lakewood Gardens is a non profit garden located in the city, opened all year long to visitors. The mission of the NGO running the Lakewood Gardens is to offer each and every visitor a beautiful and pristine experience while seeing this amazing place. The gardens were designed by owner Eulalie Wagner in collaboration with architect Thomas Church.
Lakewood Playhouse was opened in 1938 and hosts an 180-seat theater running famous plays and controversial movies and documentaries like Stuff Happens and Once in a Lifetime.
Lakewood Towne Center is a shopping center located in the city and a favorite of the shopping aficionados in town, who spend long hours browsing the center's famous stores. If you can see yourself spending a full day of shopping, this is the best place for such an activity.