We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
An eclectic experience

There are some impressive Chihuly pieces viewable from the lobby, but this is not a "collection... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Carl V
,
Richland, Washington
beautiful

I heard about this building when I went on the Downtown Part 2Tacoma Ghost Tour's presentation. The... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
tacomaman1000
,
Tacoma, Washington
Read all 133 reviews
42
All photos (42)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
About
This grand relic from the golden age of rail travel was re-opened to visitors in the early 1990s.
Contact
Tacoma, WA
Website
+1 202-795-9966
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (133)
Filter reviews
119 results
Traveler rating
57
45
11
5
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
57
45
11
5
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews federal courthouse chihuly glass grand building lovely old building take pictures hanging from the ceiling beautiful architecture tacoma art museum interesting building open to the public large glass across the bridge walk around glass works chandeliers rotunda dale
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 119 reviews
Reviewed October 21, 2018

There are some impressive Chihuly pieces viewable from the lobby, but this is not a "collection." The station has been nicely restored, and the architecture is pleasing and impressive. There are some interesting artifacts from the time when this was an active station, one level...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carl V
Reviewed October 6, 2018

I heard about this building when I went on the Downtown Part 2Tacoma Ghost Tour's presentation. The ttour guide highly recommended the place when it's open to the public && he was right! this place is very beautiful with large Chihuly Glass instillations

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tacomaman1000
Reviewed September 30, 2018

I love old building as well as railroads and its wonderful that this gem is now a court house and has been put back to use and show ,s the grand building of the railroad era.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike O
Reviewed September 14, 2018

If you are in the downtown Tacoma area, Union Station is well worth a brief visit. Union Station is a beautifully renovated train station now housing some exceptional Chihuly glassworks.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Levannah
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Beautiful structure - conveniently located close to the docks/water. The architecture is unique - highly recommend a walk through

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LJCLose
Reviewed September 2, 2018

You have to go thru security to get into this building, and at the back upstairs is the courthouse where if you want to enter there, the security is very much increased. You're not allowed to go too far down the corridors but you can...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PhyllisK392
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We visited Union Station, now a federal courthouse, specifically to see the Chihuly glassworks. Although the number of pieces are limited, they are huge and very impressive. Hanging from the ceiling of the rotunda is the “End of Day”chandelier surrounded by four walls of art...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Corihi
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Went in to see the Chihuly pieces. Mrs. J left her bag and ID at the hotel, so only I could go around and take pictures...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MikeJ98686
Reviewed June 13, 2018

We got in after a security check. Great Chihuly work like the one on the bridge next door. Interesting building also without the art

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Lovely old building so glad they saved it instead of taking it down. The chandler is very special along with the other four Chilhuly pieces. The building is very special stop and see it.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank SFBzoo
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 27 nearby hotels
Holiday Inn Express Tacoma Downtown
264 reviews
.21 miles away
Courtyard Tacoma Downtown
355 reviews
.23 miles away
Hotel Murano
3,564 reviews
.39 miles away
Best Western Plus Tacoma Dome Hotel
841 reviews
.65 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 864 nearby restaurants
Indochine Asian Dining Lounge
390 reviews
.10 miles away
Harmon Pub & Brewery
331 reviews
.13 miles away
Savor Creperie
64 reviews
.07 miles away
The Rock Wood Fired Pizza
160 reviews
.16 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 171 nearby attractions
Tacoma Art Museum
241 reviews
.15 miles away
Washington State History Museum
222 reviews
.06 miles away
Museum of Glass
1,204 reviews
.11 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Union Station staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines