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Beautiful building

Free and worth a look being over the road from the Uni. It has some lovely glass sculpture and is a... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2019
Brisbane, Australia
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
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This grand relic from the golden age of rail travel was re-opened to visitors in the early 1990s.
Tacoma, WA
+1 202-795-9966
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Reviewed February 1, 2019

Free and worth a look being over the road from the Uni. It has some lovely glass sculpture and is a beautiful building inside.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank peterwZ6364MA
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
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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
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