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Address: Tacoma, WA
Description: This grand relic from the golden age of rail travel was re-opened to...
This grand relic from the golden age of rail travel was re-opened to visitors in the early 1990s.
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Most of the building you can see from outside on several sides and appreciate the lines/details on the inside. Even the work/restore area is visible through. Love large windows... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Frostproof, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Union Station is easy to stop by after crossing the Chihuly Bridge of Glass. And take an ID because it is now an old courthouse. The guard is so friendly and will explain how to take pictures. The Chihuly works inside are definitely worth going in to see and don't forget to take a picture with the life size bronze... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Most of the building you can see from outside on several sides and appreciate the lines/details on the inside. Even the work/restore area is visible through. Love large windows. This would be a 'must see' even if were in a major city.

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Manheim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great restoration of historic grand train station. Nice self viewed displays of when it was in operation as a station. Also beautiful glass window displays. Great save as many of these grand buildings were torn down. It is a working court house so you need to show id to enter.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

OK - somewhere along my quest to find something fun to spend an afternoon in Tacoma, I came upon some information for the union station - that it had been turned into a dining and shopping mecca. More like indoor garage sale with sketchy products and on the edge of town. Scary.

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Entry is free! Show i.d.as you go into this former train station, now a Federal Court House. Ask guard for guidelines if you want to take photos. The grand rotunda provides a wonderful setting for several huge Chihuly installations. The orange "Monarch" pieces in the window across from the entrance is one of 4 masterpieces to admire.

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Spanaway, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A beautiful place to pop in and see some lovely art pieces. Not a lot to see but worth the visit. Make sure to take a couple of pictures with the gentleman out front.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Here you will find more Chihuly art for your viewing pleasure. A large chandelier graces the middle of the atrium and several other large installments of his art can be found on each wall. It's definitely worth a stop. It's free to get in, but be ready to show your ID and chat with a pleasant security guard to get... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

There are many reasons to stop by the Union station in Tacoma. As you drive downtown it stands out for it's beautiful Baroque/Classical architecture. The train station was built at the turn of the 20th century and served many years in that capacity. It has now been renovated and is the city court house. As you enter you need to... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Even though it is a courthouse now it's easy to step inside, just show an ID to see the lobby with it's Chihuly glass. Worth the short stop.

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Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I parked at the Tacoma Museum of Glass and crossed over the bridge to get here but it was worth it. I loved Chihuly's butterflies in the large window overlooking the MOG. There were a few more art pieces in the lobby area as well. Please be aware they will ask you questions upon entering as court sessions take place... More 

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Address: Address: Tacoma, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma

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