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Address: Tacoma, WA
Phone Number: +1 202-795-9966
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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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US Courthouse

This former train depot has been turned into the prettiest courthouse I have ever seen. Not only is the architecture beautiful but inside are a handful of Chihuly sculptures. You... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 27, 2016
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Tampa, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful to see if your in the area but don't go out of your way for it. It's a court house so the visit is quick.

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Thank JCCEJ
Lakewood, Washington
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The inside is just as spectacular as the outside. The structure of this dome building stands out when downtown Tacoma.

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Modesto, CA
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272 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the area this is definitely worth a visit, several large works of Chuhuly are there. No charge, just show ID. Near the Museum of Glass and the Washington History Museum.

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Thank MaryModesto
Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful old train station restored to all it's glory! Beautiful art glass exhibit but don't forget your picture ID or you won't be able to enter.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Free. Easy. four pretty nice blown glass installations. not as great as glass bridge, but right there. not as great as seattle exhibit.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This former train depot has been turned into the prettiest courthouse I have ever seen. Not only is the architecture beautiful but inside are a handful of Chihuly sculptures. You are able to take photos, with restrictions.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Gather at the Union Station to access many different tours of Washington DC. After the tour went in to view the train tracks. Whoops, unable to view without a ticket-BOO!

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Union Station is a beautiful old train station with yet another Chihuly centerpiece. Sadly, it has been turned into a federal courthouse, so it isn't as magnificent as it could be. If you want to see what can be done with an old Union Station, go to Kansas City.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

It's amazing to walk into Union Station and see all the hustle and bustle of a busy train station. Architecture is beautiful and neat to know the history of it being built over a Roman bath house. And real gold in the ceilings...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Recently went to a memorial for a retired dispatcher who I had worked with when the Northern Pacific Railroad had a dispatcher center here. I also arrived and departed on trains from this station since 1950 as a passenger. The station has been down-sized, but it is still a beautiful place to visit.

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