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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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Glad it was saved and can see inside.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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