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Things to do in Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“American Lake Seaplane-W37 • Other • 9268 Veterans Dr SW This park is within walking distance. There is a swimming beach as well as picnic tables for day use.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Corporate Housing for Federal Government Short-Term Business travelers / employees”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“This 17-acre park contains play equipment, two baseball fields, four basketball courts, a tennis court, two picnic shelters, picnic tables, swimming beach access, Skate Park and year round restrooms.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Gorgeous, gigantic lake. Features swimming area and boat launch. Also excellent part with walking trials, playgrounds BBQ areas and frequent ice cream trucks. Many trees. Good place to take the kids or walk the dog.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“For all you Blue Angles fans, the air show happens on the base with backdrop of majestic Mt Rainier on summer days. The show is awesome show and view is breath-taking! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Italian Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
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  • 1 local recommends
Vietnamese Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Food
“Get some brews. Will sometimes have Food Trucks, normally Thursday and Friday nights. Its decorated like a FOB when you are deployed, lots of picnic tables, plywood, camo, and connex. Enjoy”
  • 1 local recommends
Garden
“Beautiful historic gardens on prime piece of property in Lakewood. Family landscape architecture and grounds worth checking out for a Pacific Northwest garden experience. Only for those that really like the outdoors, architecture and gardening!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This is our go-to family favorite. If you have never had a papusa (a Salvadorean stuffed tortilla), now may be the time to try one!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“This park is within walking distance. There is a swimming beach as well as picnic tables for day use.”
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Route
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Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Vietnamese Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
Restaurant
“This is our go-to family favorite. If you have never had a papusa (a Salvadorean stuffed tortilla), now may be the time to try one!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This is Kris's favorite. If you like German/Polish food you will not be disappointed. Was once featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Try the "Hangover Soup".”
  • 1 local recommends

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