Union Station

Union Station, Tacoma: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Union Station Reviews: 4.5/5

Union Station
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
About
This grand relic from the golden age of rail travel was re-opened to visitors in the early 1990s.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Popular mentions

4.5
146 reviews
Excellent
69
Very good
56
Average
14
Poor
5
Terrible
2

wireless_in_CA
United States4,427 contributions
Mix of Modern and History
Jul 2021 • Family
The Union Station has been transformed from its roots as a railroad station into a courthouse. The outside architecture was very stately with it Union Station namesake in big lighted letters.

We were only able look through the glass doors due to the court being closed. Inside the large soaring lobby were many more displays of Chiuly glass art. Would be more interesting if we could have only been able to get closer.
Written July 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ULYSSES9999
Union, NJ142 contributions
Great architectural gem
Jul 2020
A truly magnificent building that dominates Pacific Avenue. One of the most impressive buildings in Tacoma.
Written August 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

maryellenbradley
Olympia, WA228 contributions
Free and Beautiful
Jan 2020
Our family stopped by the old train station which is now a court house. Chihuly glass decorates the entire entrance. On a sunny day the glass gleams and on a cloudy day it is still beautiful. After our visit we walked over the bridge which is filled with more Chihuly glass.
Written January 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

97ozhappy
Alexandria, VA133 contributions
Train station turned into courts building
Oct 2019
This old train station still has some of the grandeur from its heyday. Now a courts building you can still wonder the atrium and downstairs to imagine how the entire station used to be. The atrium has several Chihuly pieces added.
Written December 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Patricia K
Haymarket, VA241 contributions
What a beautiful display of Chihuly art!
Oct 2019
Even though Union Station is now the Court House, we were able to get in to see the Atrium and view the Chihuly art.. Beautiful!
Written October 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JoAnne H
Washington State398 contributions
Glimpse of elegance of a time gone by
Aug 2019
We were really pleased to be able to enter the Courthouse, former Union Station, filled with Chihuly art. It is a worthwhile stop on a walking tour of the Tacoma UW campus and of the industrial area. a beautiful memory of a bygone time when trains were the main transportation in our area.
Written August 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

FergusDad
Port Townsend, WA1,466 contributions
More Chihuly
Aug 2019 • Couples
Union Station is the entrance to the US District Court in Tacoma. The dome ceiling is painted white and sports the obligatory display of Chihuly glass which adorns so much of Tacoma. It’s free, so take a look if you want.
Written August 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tuc7k
Scottsdale, AZ486 contributions
Wonderful glass displays on top level (elevator!)
Aug 2019
Beautiful historic building that is now partially used as a courthouse. No issue getting in to see building itself and the amazing works of glass on the top level (Dale Chihuly). While his work is in other areas of town as well (including nearby buildings), seeing them in the enormity of this beautiful building was a real treat!
Written August 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Misty G
14 contributions
Intimate Beautiy
Aug 2018 • Friends
Great, quick stop on your stroll through Tacoma. Though there's not much to do inside the history and elegance inside is well worth a look.
Written July 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

2012natty
Las Vegas, NV82 contributions
Nice architecture
Jul 2019 • Family
This used to be a train station but is now a courthouse, so you’ll need to show ID to get in. It’s really a big empty space with some Chihuly glass sculptures on display. It was free and there are restrooms downstairs. It’s directly opposite the Museum if Glass. You can cross the Chihuly bridge to get there.
Written July 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 131
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Union Station

We recommend booking Union Station tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 1 Union Station tours on Tripadvisor