If you are stopping in Tacoma and would like to experience something unique, make sure you visit Tacoma Glassblowing Studio (TGS) in downtown Tacoma.   Tacoma Glassblowing Studio (TGS) offers the "Glassblowing Experience" where you are able to create your own glass piece with the assistance of a professional glassblower.  The $65 price tag for the Glassblowing Experience is definitely a deal considering the amount of attention and interaction you get to experience first hand.  Each individual is encouraged to take part in almost every part of creating the piece:  from picking out the shape, colors to blowing and shaping.  The instructors are really friendly and patient, and  thorough in explaining every step in detail.  This session is approximately 30-40 minutes, and offers a unique perspective into an art that seems worlds apart.  Contact information:  www.tacomaglassblowing.com or (253) 383-3499.