The Stadium District

The Stadium District is home to some of Tacoma’s most impressive man-made and natural landmarks. Located high on a cliff, the neighborhood offers breath taking views of Commencement Bay and the Olympic Mountains. The Stadium District is home to many buildings of architectural significance. Stadium High School, for instance, was originally conceived as a grandiose seven-story hotel built in the style of a French chateau in 1891. It was later transformed into a high school. There is also Stadium Bowl located right next to the high school. It was the first stadium on the American West Coast and was visited by three different American presidents (Theodore Roosevelt, Warren Harding, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt), as well as Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey.

Just down Tacoma Avenue from Stadium High is the lush greenery of the 27-acre Wright Park and Seymour Botanical Conservatory, which are surrounded by blocks of stately old homes and mansions that were built by many of the Northwest’s railroad, timber and shipping barons near the turn of the 20th century.

The Stadium District offers more than 70 businesses and services  in a picturesque neighborhood setting.  You’ll receive friendly service from family-owned businesses and experience a genuine sense of community created by the celebrations the district hosts. Special holiday events include the popular Halloween “Street of Treats” and the weekend-long Dickens Holiday Festival that includes tours of the neighborhood’s historic homes and roving minstrel singers.