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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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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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Puyallup, Washington
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18 reviews
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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 55 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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227 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 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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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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 31 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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8 attraction reviews
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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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Address: Tacoma, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma

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