Washington Cascade Mountains and Valleys Sights



Union Station Review

This heirloom dates from 1911, when Tacoma was the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Built by Reed and Stem, architects of New York City's Grand Central Terminal, the copper-domed, beaux arts–style depot shows the influence of the Roman Pantheon and Italian baroque style. The station houses federal district courts, but its rotunda contains a gorgeous exhibit of glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly. Since it's a highly guarded government facility, be prepared to walk through a metal detector and show photo ID.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1717 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402 | Map It
  • Phone: 253/882–3900
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Weekdays 8:30–4:30
  • Website:
  • Location: Tacoma
Updated: 04-06-2013

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