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Address: , Tacoma, WA
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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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Lovely architecture!!!!!Limited things to see but boy are those things great!!!

As it serves as a courthouse as well you need to show ID, but some lovely pieces of Chihuly glass inside! Also loved the architecture, so glad they saved this building!!!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Arlington, Virginia
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Pop in here to see the architecture. Once a train station, now its a court house. Only open weekdays and you must go through security. But once in side you'll find Chihuly pieces on all four sides of you. Art and Architecture in one place. Cute little coffee shop next door that's part of the Washington History Museum. This is... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Originally a train station that opened in 1911, the station now houses courts of law. The main domed area and some parts of the building are open to the public, free of charge. I visited almost by accident, having walked by the station several times without stopping. I decided to have a quick peek inside a few months ago and... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is my favorite spot in the city. It's a beautiful place to take a walk, especially at sunset. Make it a perfect date by starting with dinner at The Melting Pot, then walk to Union Station, across the glass bridge, and around the glass museum. There are frequently photographers around this area because it's so beautiful.

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Reston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

As it serves as a courthouse as well you need to show ID, but some lovely pieces of Chihuly glass inside! Also loved the architecture, so glad they saved this building!!!!!

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Historic, interesting building, with domed roof, in the midst of an nice walking area, near shops & restaurants. Lots of art installations. Not too busy.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Wonderfully restored building at the large scale, but it would have been nice to still see some trace elements of the old train station in the interior. The Chihuly displays were wonderful (and it's free).

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Frostproof, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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Fairbanks, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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