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“What a surprise!”
Review of Union Station

Union Station
Ranked #13 of 80 things to do in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This grand relic from the golden age of rail travel was re-opened to visitors in the early 1990s.
Temple Terrace, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
377 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
“What a surprise!”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

I think most lawyers and judges would treasure a chance to work in this building. We enjoyed being able to walk around the lobby and mezzanine, both filled with glassworks by Dale Chihuli. It was also interesting to see how the classic features of the old train station had been preserved.

Visited June 2014
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Carlsbad, California
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Beautiful building, with Chiluly chandelier”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

This takes about 15 minutes to see, and is just a few minutes walk from the art museum, history museum and glass museum. It is now a federal courthouse. A must do if you are in the area. Free.

Visited June 2014
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Highland
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“The Dome”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

The dome of the Union Station grabs your attention. what a beautiful and large building. It is a courthouse today so we didn't go inside.

Visited June 2014
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North Narrabeen, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
266 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“What a Grand Building!”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

The Old Union Station Building in Tacoma is a striking sight from the Museum of Glass. That is why we walked across the footbridge to experience what this domed building was and is today.
It is now a Federal Courthouse - quite a conversion but the beauty of the original building remains.

Visited May 2014
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Berkeley, California
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Classic old train station and U.S. Courthouse . . . and Dale Chihuly, too!”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

On the one hand, you kinda have to be into history and old trains to enjoy the train station itself -- filled with old photographs and memorabilia. The period architecture is wonderful. On the other hand, the train station was converted into a U.S. Courthouse. But the added and unexpected treasure is all of Dale Chihuly's art glass on display. A real treat!

Visited November 2013
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