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Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
Phone Number: +1 202-289-1908
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: Union Station D.C. Is a superbly restored, historic, mixed-use, intermodal...
Union Station D.C. Is a superbly restored, historic, mixed-use, intermodal transportation and shopping center located just blocks from the U.S. Capitol Building. This historic hub of culture services more than 90,000 people a day as a major transportation center, retail destination, and tourist resource.
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When were there in 2012, this is where we parked our car for the day. $20. It has restaurants and shopping and is also where you catch the double-decker tour bus. It worked out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Canton, Ohio

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great old train station where one can eat, shop, get a shave, shoe shine, and enjoy some great people watching. As with any train station tip a red cap and get to your train a few minutes before everyone else.

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Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

When were there in 2012, this is where we parked our car for the day. $20. It has restaurants and shopping and is also where you catch the double-decker tour bus. It worked out great for us.

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Went with kids to take them on their first subway ride. Not only were they amazed at the subway but when they saw union station they were in complete awe. It is huge- so many shops and places to eat inside. Then outside is completely beautiful too.

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Cardiff
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I thought Grand Central in New York was spectacular until we saw Union Station. I have to say, G.C. pales when you see this. The architecture is magnificent and has a very vibrant atmosphere when you walk through. It has 4 levels, the basement level being the dining area with many restaurants of all descriptions, the ground and upper levels... More 

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NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Union Station is a very nice building, and worth taking a look. We only went to pick up our trolley tour, so didn't get to stay very long, but the shops and places to eat didn't seem like anything special that you wouldn't find in most other malls.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Union Station is beautiful. No doubt about that. There are vaulted ceilings, frescoes and some statuary that I don't completely understand why they are there, but it is really beautiful, all set against walnut trim and white marble, creating a very stately presence. The marble floors and brass handrails and winding staircases harken back to when traveling by rail was... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

We were at Union Station to take the train back home. We didn't get to see all of the station like we had wanted, but it's still a beautiful station. From the area we were in waiting to leave, it was very basic. Very much easier to get around than a main airport hub. I would go back to actually... More 

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Eureka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a great place to visit!! We stopped there on one of our Big Bus tours and got to get off and see it. It was spectacular!! Not only is it impressive on the inside it is equally so on the outside. Great little places to eat inside!

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Port Arthur, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was a awesome train station....I love traveling by train...there was plenty of things in this station as far as food choices to buy while waiting....it was very organized as far as the boarding of the trains also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

I was last here in the early 1960's and this former dowager of a terminal has been transformed into a most glorious entity. Restaurants and more, coupled with a total upscale refurbishment, have resulted in an amazing place of activity! And, by the way, trains still actually do arrive and depart here as well!!!!! I remember coming here as a... More 

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Address: Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
Phone Number: +1 202-289-1908
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC

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