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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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Stunning Chihuly pieces!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
CascadeSalem
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Salem, Oregon
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Dothan, Alabama, USA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

All indoor and great ambience. Much Quieter than subway NY. Very clean. Expensive shopping and food but as expected in DC area. Good time pass location.

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Salem, Oregon
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129 reviews 129 reviews
60 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
27 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Bellevue, Nebraska
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148 reviews 148 reviews
68 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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213 reviews 213 reviews
96 attraction reviews
288 helpful votes 288 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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223 reviews 223 reviews
88 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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233 reviews 233 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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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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