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Chihuly Bridge of Glass

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Chihuly Bridge of Glass

617 Reviews
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Between Dock Street and Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA
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South 9th St/Theater DistrictSound Transit Link Light Rail8 min
Commerce St/South 11th StSound Transit Link Light Rail12 min
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BeginsInWonder wrote a review Jul 2020
Seattle, Washington404 contributions78 helpful votes
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With the Museum of Glass closed, I was just walking around the area towards the marina when I encountered this amazing bridge containing an abundance of Chihuly works. There is a seascape tunnel with colorful glass shell shapes supported above your head. It is similar to one you see in the expensive Chihuly Glass exhibit in Seattle Center. However, this version on the bridge is completely free! There are also some large sculptures that look like huge hyacinths made of blue agate! They look great with the modern curves of the museum building and are so eye catching as the sun shines through the glass. Finally there is a wall of glass jars. It’s wonderful- it is like a wall of Greek vases in a great museum yet each vase by Chihuly is fascinating to look at with its curves, tendrils and hints from nature. There are benches so you can just sit and take it in. Wonderful if you are a Chihuly fan!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Lia wrote a review Jun 2020
Norfolk, Virginia132 contributions10 helpful votes
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Beautiful bridge. Super cool spot to get pics. The glass sculptures are incredible. It’s a nice spot to take a relaxing stroll.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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TACOB0B wrote a review Jun 2020
United States1,069 contributions554 helpful votes
Amazing bridge over the I5 to the glass museum. Must be spectacular at night when it is all lit up. Highly recommend
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Date of experience: June 2020
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laughinginlondon wrote a review Feb 2020
London41 contributions7 helpful votes
If you are in Tacoma, definitely swing by and see the Chihuly Bridge of Glass - but take my recommendation and go when it is dark. The displays are so much more dramatic seeing them with the dark background and spotlights/lights, as opposed to daylight. It's a free walk, just next to the Courthouse and WA State History Museum, leading to the Tacoma Museum of Glass (I actually preferred the bridge displays to the ones inside the museum!). The ceiling exhibit is amazing and the wall of glass vases is unmatched (look for the many cherubs, then head into the glass museum to see video of how they are made). Don't go to Tacoma and miss this lovely walk!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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dduck62 wrote a review Feb 2020
Monroe, North Carolina201 contributions69 helpful votes
We were in the area on a Sunday morning so the the museum was not open but the walk over from our hotel (Holiday Inn Express) was quick and easy. Our itinerary did not allow for a long time before heading out for Port Townsend, so this was a perfect way to start the day. There were less than a dozen people along the way so it felt like a private showing. A leisurely walk, stop for coffee and time to admire the glass all only took about an hour. Well worth the time.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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