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Address: Tacoma, WA
Phone Number: 2027959966
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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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Our purpose was to view the restoration of Union Station and view some of the glass creations. This is a working Federal Courthouse so plan on bringing photo ID to gain free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Elk, Washington
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Elk, Washington
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65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our purpose was to view the restoration of Union Station and view some of the glass creations. This is a working Federal Courthouse so plan on bringing photo ID to gain free entry. The main floor or waiting area contains a huge central glass sculpture affixed to the dome, with restored mosaic tiles throughout, the second floor will place you... More 

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St Louis, MO
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84 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful building contains several Chiluly glass sculptures. It was FREE. It really did not take too long to see, but then it does not have an entry fee. You need an ID to enter.

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Thank JuneL
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

i check it out i was not pleased with it all i saw was court room and it was not very big all thow the view was nice not a fun place to visit i would not recommend it to an one

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Boise, Idaho
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152 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful building..we checked this out along with the bridge of glass. Great views of the water front.

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Olympia, WA
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This is a great place to take photos, as we did our maternity shoot here. The building is gorgeous and the backdrops are fantastic. While you need to show your ID and go through the metal detectors to get in, its worth it. The history seeps from the landmark and is worth visiting whether you live in the area or... More 

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East Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The history and beautify preservation is incredible, I expend time reviewing the documents date and information is very educational.

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Santa Rosa, California
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70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

You need to show your ID and go through metal detectors to get in. Once in you can see picture of the old Union Station and it is worth the effort.

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Glennallen
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Interesting how it had been converted into a US Courthouse. Not what I expected. But found the building very art deco history interesting. and not to mention my I enjoyed the coffee shop.

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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

If glass is your thing don't pass this by. It only takes a few minutes and its well worth it. Go during the day when the sun comes through the big windows.

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Fremont, California
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2,300 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We went to see the historic Union Station in Tacoma. It is architecturally impressive. It first opened as a Union Passenger Station in 1911. In 1974, the station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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