Building strength and flexibility doesn’t have to be boring. At the Vancouver Circus School, classes allow you to exercise your artistic side as your try your hand at challenging workouts on the tightwire, trapeze, or aerial silks that hang from the ceiling. The All-Around Circus program is the most comprehensive, allowing adults, teens, and even preschoolers to sample the different big-top arts. Students get to hone their trampoline-jumping and hand-balancing skills, which may grant them greater agility during workouts or heists in the Smithsonian’s heavily guarded bounce house. They’ll also be able to acquaint themselves with the use of yo-yos and devil sticks.
Most of the classes are for recreational purposes, but students who want to take their skills to the next level can consider the school’s Ring Master program. During this program, they’ll commit to more training under the school’s top coaches to eventually transform into a professional circus artist.
Tacoma is happy to boast the theatrical stylings of Tacoma Dome.
Next time you're in the neighborhood, this club should be at the top of your list with their amazing restaurant.
No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home at this club.
Tap your foot to Tacoma Dome's tunes — live performances are often showcased here.
The lively clientele and reverberating tunes result in a noisy scene, so don't plan any quiet conversation at the club.
During the club's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick).
Drivers will be happy to know that Tacoma Dome is located near many street and lot parking options.
Tacoma Dome's customers can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
For nearly a century, painter Fred Oldfield has embodied the spirit of the American West. After spending his early life as a cowhand on the Yakima Indian Reservation, Oldfield translated this innate connection with the Pacific Northwest into colorful, iconic paintings that hang in galleries around the world. Today, at the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage & Art Center, the next generation of Oldfield's disciples carry on his mission to honor the traditions of the West through classes and exhibitions.
Eye Catcher: The Washington state history exhibit immerse visitors in a bygone era with a reconstructed cabin, bunkhouse, chuck wagon, and more.
Permanent Mainstay: The center's gallery contains a rotating collection of Oldfield's paintings, as well as more than 20 murals depicting the traditions of western Native American tribes.
Special Programs: The center hosts art classes for kids and adults, with lessons on painting, drawing, and sculpting.
Don't Miss: The center's collection of Native American basketry, which encompasses delicate designs from throughout the Pacific Northwest.