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Union Station

Tacoma, WA
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Ranked #14 of 39 Attractions in Tacoma
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: This grand relic from the golden age of rail travel was re-opened to visitors in the early 1990s.
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Nashville, Tennessee
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148 reviews 148 reviews
67 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Now a Federal Court building, the old Union Station has been preserved and is a beautiful sight! You can enter the main hall, take photos of an amazing Chihuly glass chandelier, a glass art piece on the second floor and some nice flowers on the big window facing north. The open hall is beautiful in itself. We only stayed in... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Most of this building is government offices and not even accessible but stop by and see the chandelier.

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215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The old Union Station is now a federal courthouse, so you don't get to see very much. The Chihuly glass in the lobby makes it worth a quick stop.

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Olympia, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you have a few minutes and you're nearby -- this is a great place to visit...This historic building is beautiful inside and out!

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Palm Bay, Florida
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472 reviews 472 reviews
268 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Glad they didn't take down this beautiful red brick building. It's a very impressive structure. Wasn't able to go inside as it was closed to view the glass sculptures.

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Red Bluff, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Enjoyed the glass displays in the lobby of what is now the courthouse. One of our party was not able to enter, as she had left her purse in the car and they do require ID.

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North, South Carolina
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453 reviews 453 reviews
153 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It's great that a few classic large spaces like this have been preserved. Not filled in with kiosks or displays, just open with several massive Chihuly pieces shown beautifully against the natural light. Worth a visit!

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

You only get to peak in at the Chihulys exhibited there but the space is really very lovely. Remember it is a courthouse so, leave the pocket knife at home.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Who would have thought a train station could be so beautiful with Chuhuilly glass hanging in it! It is so unique! There is no charge. Be sure to walk across the incredible Chuhuilly glass bridge located just behind Union Station.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The outside was much more impressive than the inside. There are some neat things to see, some Chihuly glass and vintage photos of its railroad heyday, but it is a government building now and not a whole lot to see inside.

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