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Union Station

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Address: Tacoma, WA
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+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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Nice building with Chihuly Glass

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Arlington, VA
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Arlington, VA
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 plenty.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 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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Lakewood, Washington
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 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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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

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 27 September 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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