Constructed in 1908, this elegant Victorian conservatory is one of only three of this type on the West Coast and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. More than 500 species of exotic plants (including more than 200 orchids) are housed in the huge greenhouse, which is built of more than 3,500 panes of glass. The conservatory stands in downtown Tacoma's Wright Park, which has more than 700 trees of 100 species and is a shady retreat from downtown's pavement.