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Union Station

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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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Museum worth seeing

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
Santa Rosa, California
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Sue H
Olympia, WA
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

Thank R J
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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.

Thank 584deliam
Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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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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3,248 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 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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Arlington, Virginia
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Pop in here to see the architecture. Once a train station, now its a court house. Only open weekdays and you must go through security. But once in side you'll find Chihuly pieces on all four sides of you. Art and Architecture in one place. Cute little coffee shop next door that's part of the Washington History Museum. This is... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Originally a train station that opened in 1911, the station now houses courts of law. The main domed area and some parts of the building are open to the public, free of charge. I visited almost by accident, having walked by the station several times without stopping. I decided to have a quick peek inside a few months ago and... More 

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