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Union Station

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Tacoma, WA
+1 202-795-9966
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Great building

We got in after a security check. Great Chihuly work like the one on the bridge next door... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jurgen B
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Brussels, Belgium
What a surprise- its free

Lovely old building so glad they saved it instead of taking it down. The chandler is very special... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
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Sacramento, California
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This grand relic from the golden age of rail travel was re-opened to visitors in the early 1990s.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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"courthouse"
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"chandeliers"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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.

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

I have been here several times, & it did not seem to have as many art exhibits as in the past. But it does have a lot of Chihuly glass, including a huge chandelier. Train memorabilia on the lower floors.

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Reviewed December 7, 2017

We went in here to view the Chihuly glass, the building is now a courthouse so not easy to walk around and view the whole building but quite interesting all the same.

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Reviewed December 1, 2017

Union Station is an incredible architecture treasure. It was built in the early 1900's and is a magnificent structure. It contains a few of Chihuly's large glass pieces which was an added bonus. It no longer serves as a train station but part of the...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

The historic old train station is now a federal building that has Dale Chihuly artwork inside. Not are you seeing a lovely old building you are seeing some of Tacoma native son's artwork. And you get to see it for free. It should only take...More

Thank jgbtravels
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

The Union Station is now a courthouse. It's architecture is worth taking a look at alone, but it also has some installments of Chihuly glass that are also worth looking at. The day I was there it was closed, but I could look in through...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

Union Station has been repurposed into the court. Chihuly's works are just inside the building though you can get a glimpse from the Museum of Glass - as it is literally across the bridge from the Museum of Glass and next door to the Tacoma...More

Thank ARTJPL
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

Nope, now a courthouse. As stations go, nice to see if you are in the glass museum area, otherwise don't go out of your way.

Thank Frederick G
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Reviewed June 25, 2017

Walk along Pacific Street in Tacoma and you will see some cool architecture, from the ultramodern Tacoma Arts Museum, to the stylish Museum of Glass, to the classic Union Station building. Striking to look at, Union Station offers a beautiful dome and many interesting details....More

Thank mshapiro99
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