Lakewood’s Charming Attractions

Lake waterfront with houses. Gravelly Lake in Lakewood, WA.

Lakewood, Washington, known as a home to Joint Airforce Base Lewis/McChord is also a place with beautiful neighborhoods, lakes and historic and outdoor attractions. These are only a few of the many things to see and do in Lakewood!

  • Lakewold Gardens offers a view of Gravelly Lake and features a variety of attractive gardens
  • Lakewood Towne Center is a popular shopping destination – complete with a theatre, restaurants, clothing and home goods stores.
  • Lakewood Playhouse offers a variety of plays, musicals and comedies – they even have children’s programs to give youth a chance to explore their talents.
  • Historic Fort Steilacoom features several historic buildings – and provides and excellent learning opportunity for young people.
  • Fort Lewis Military Museum includes tanks, a cannon and a collection of uniforms – showing off the pride of the area – our military.
  • McCord’s Air Museum showcases numerous aircraft for touring and educational purposes.
  • Thornewood Castle is a large, impressive structure.
  • Lakewood History Museum – tells the stories of Lakewood and is not to be missed.
  • Museum Antiques & Aviation Museum – a place to tour aircrafts and learn more about aviation.
  • Mt. Rainer Scenic Railroad – a chance to see our natural wonders up close!
  • American Lake offers beachfront picnics, swimming and boat launches.

A life in Lakewood offers entertainment, education and all the conveniences you are looking for. If you are wanting to explore Lakewood as a possible hometown, we hope to hear from you.