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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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Beautiful building - great hub of transportation & good lunch spot

It was nice to see the architecture of the building but it's mainly shops, transportation and food at this spot. We ate lunch here a couple of times. We are at Shake Shack... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Franklin, Tennessee

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Hartly, Delaware, United States
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I always park outside the city and ride in on the metro and this is the first stop. It is a awesome place to visit. It's historical which gets me every time but it also has a ton of shops and places to grab a bit to eat. Sushi in the basement is a must!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Union Station is awesome. I visited last during the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. The Metro trains come here. You can take them to tour DC; they also go to Manassas and Arlington. If you are staying anywhere between DC and Boston you can ride the MARC train into Union Station. Amtrak also comes into Union Station. It has a mall with... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing. You can find the train station, bus, subway, several shops and restaurants. It's clean and organized place.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It was nice to see the architecture of the building but it's mainly shops, transportation and food at this spot. We ate lunch here a couple of times. We are at Shake Shack/ Chipotle on the main floor one day. The second day we went to the lower level where it's more like a food court at a mall. We... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

If you catch the early train to New York starbucks at gate D is the first one open for business. Beautiful and comfortable trainstation you could spend a day shopping in. Too bad "the art of shaving" was still closed! I would've loved to get a shave before departure. Now we were only there to catch a train and a... More 

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Old school station in DC with trains and buses. We took Greyhound in and out of here and staff was nice. The staff was nice in the food court too. There's a bunch of stores to look around in. Nice stop ,but mainly somewhere to get transportation.

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Cranford, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This train station in Washington, DC is truly a "must see" if you are ever in our capital city. The outside is beautifully done, especially the classic inscriptions above the main entrance. Upon entering be sure to look up at the ceiling, as it is very cool to view. The wide variety of shops are worth your time to check... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Union Station is well worth a visit. The building itself is very impressive. It is a large transit hub for AMTRAC, Metro, and various bus companies. There are a variety of shops and food vendors...some good, most OK. I wouldnt recommend a specific visit but there are special holiday displays around Christmas, Columbus day, etc that are worthwhile.

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Greensboro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you are a train buff and use Amtrak you will find this to be one of the easiest and most user friendly stations in the system. Plenty of shopping to kill time, adequate food options and easy in/out from street or Metro.

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Bangkok
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Good old railway station taken you from D.C. to NYC within few hours away. Also don't miss out on Happy Hours on selection of beers. Union Station is also a shopping mall in the Northeast section of D.C.

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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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