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Union Station

Tacoma, WA
+1 202-795-9966
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Beautiful old building

I have been here several times, & it did not seem to have as many art exhibits as in the past. But... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
Sophie_Linn
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Portland, OR
Interesting

We went in here to view the Chihuly glass, the building is now a courthouse so not easy to walk... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
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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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Reviewed 17 January 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 8 December 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.

Thank d19Australia
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Reviewed 2 December 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 24 September 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 4 September 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 21 July 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 19 July 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 25 June 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

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

I was been watching this building from outside but it's seems interesting from its architecture design.

Thank Praful B
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

If you're in the downtown Tacoma area near the Museum of Glass / Chihuly Bridge and the Tacoma Art Museum, you should put this building on your list of quick stopovers. It has some nice Chihuly glass and interesting architectural details. 30 min should be...More

1  Thank ARLVAGUY
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