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Union Station

Tacoma, WA
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Ranked #17 of 34 attractions in Tacoma
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This grand relic from the golden age of rail travel was re-opened to visitors in the early 1990s.
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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We took Amtrak from PDX to Tacoma and back. Tacoma station has good amount of seating and some vending machines, although one was out of order.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We went to Union Station after we went to the Glass Museum. They had art work from the Glass Museum at Union Station. Union Station is now a courthouse. We just stepped in the door without intending to go all the way in. The security guard was very pleasant and polite and encouraged us to walk in further to look... More

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Davis, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Union Station was closed when we were there, but we peeked in the windows to get a view of the glass art inside. It was very beautiful and worth the small detour from the Glass Museum and Chihully Bridge (be sure to look up when you are in the "tunnel" to the bridge.

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Brooklyn, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is not a destination sort of place, but if you are visiting the Washington State Museum or the Museum of Glass, it is very much worth popping into. Great architecture, some interesting glass and a great reuse of a magnificent space instead of tearing it down (it is now a federal courthouse instead of a train station). The guards... More

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Springfield, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

What a fun place to go people watch. You will see all kinds here. It would be an excellent place to take pictures of your family. It is on the historic registry built in 1911. This is a really neat place to go.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I've not ridden a train however have stepped inside this great hall and thought the architecture was magnificent. Definitely a must see.

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Buxton, Oregon, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Eating lunch across the street I saw this building and said we should go there. I am glad that even though the tracks have moved the station still stands. As a court house now, there are security guards around but don't let that stop you from enjoying the view. There are modern day glass sculptures in the main room. Downstairs... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The station is between the Tacoma Art Museum and the Washington State History Museum. Make a day of it and visit all three. The Union Station is now a Federal Court House but the entire lobby area is open to the public and is filled with glass by Dale Chihuly. When the sun shines thru the windows it is so... More

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Seattle, WA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Beautifully restored Union Station, now a Federal Courthouse. Attached to the similarly designed, but recently built, Washington State History Museum, well worth a visit.

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

The Station is currently under renovation for a much needed facelift, so the experience is not the best. Once completed, the Station should rock!

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