Tacoma is home to Cheney Stadium and the Tacoma Rainiers. The Rainiers are the professional baseball and farm team for the Seattle Mariners. What most people don’t know is that Alex Rodriguez, the highest paid major league baseball player, got his start with the Tacoma Rainiers. Alex Rodriguez now plays for the 2009 World Series Champions, the New York Yankees. You never know what soon-to-be baseball super stars you will see at Cheney Stadium.
Tacoma is also known for being the home of Almond Roca candy. Many of us have been eating these tasty treats for years. According to www.brown-haley.com the candy manufacturing business started in 1914. They continue to make Brown and Haley’s Almond Roca in Tacoma to this day. The candy factory is a great place to visit whether you live here or are just on vacation.
Another thing that Tacoma is known for is the Tacoma Dome. It is one of the largest wood-domed structures in the world according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Visitor Guide. The Structure stands 15 stories tall and can be seen from interstate-5. This Tacoma landmark is host to major concerts and sporting events. Check out what’s going on at the Tacoma Dome at http://tacomadome.org/ so you can make your travel plans accordingly.
Many people are not aware Tacoma is home to Chambers Bay Golf Course. This is where the 2015 U.S. Open Golf Tournament will be hosted. Chambers Bay is a beautiful links golf course looking over the Puget Sound. It has quickly become a favorite of golf enthusiasts worldwide. Chambers Bay was ranked #1 best new course for 2007 by Travel & Leisure Magazine.
Whether you are coming to Tacoma to stay or just for a quick visit there is something for everyone. It’s a city with fun surprises around every corner.