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A different world

It's amazing to walk into Union Station and see all the hustle and bustle of a busy train station... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
HavePileWillTravel
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Alexandria, Virginia
via mobile
Memories brought back.

Recently went to a memorial for a retired dispatcher who I had worked with when the Northern... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
byron s
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This grand relic from the golden age of rail travel was re-opened to visitors in the early 1990s.
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  • Average9%
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Tacoma, WA
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Reviewed 10 August 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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Reviewed 26 July 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...More

Thank byron s
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Here is something new. A courthouse with huge colorful Chihuly glass art decoration hanging from the ceiling right in the middle. How cool is that! First of all, the ancient building itself is quite a masterpiece. I love the big Rome style round roof with...More

Thank Stan Y
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The beautiful old rail station now court house also has some beautiful Chihuly glass. There is no charge to walk into the building and sit and contemplate the art.

Thank Merlin W
Reviewed 20 June 2016

It's a bit deceptive that this is a "station" as it's now a US Courthouse. Because it's a functioning courthouse, you'll be greeted by a security guard at the front door who will ask for ID and advise that you cannot take pictures of the...More

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Loved the architecture of this building! No longer a train station, now owned by the feds, who use part of it as a courthouse (not allowed in that part). Good displays downstairs of railroad days. Chilhuly glass in the lobby area-gorgeous. Fun statue outside in...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Fine old former train station, now a courthouse and museum; because it's a courthouse, it's unfortunately closed on weekends. Has been restored, has a nice glass installation too. Next to Art Museum, Glass Museum, and Glass Walkway.

1  Thank 161bartonl
Reviewed 14 May 2016

This is worth the trip to see some more amazing Chihuly artwork, and to experience the history of this building. And it's free!

Thank beeha13
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Union Station is a courthouse and so be prepared to show your I D as you enter. The Chihuly pieces on display are certainly worth popping in to view as you visit the nearby museums or the Tacoma branch of UW~ It's free!

Thank TerminationDust
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Our purpose was to view the restoration of Union Station and view some of the glass creations. This is a working Federal Courthouse so plan on bringing photo ID to gain free entry. The main floor or waiting area contains a huge central glass sculpture...More

1  Thank WALewisC
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