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Union Station

50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
202-289-1908
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As featured in Washington DC on a budget
Ranked #61 of 248 attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Malls, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Transportation
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Major train station and tourist attraction with many shops and restaurants.
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Wellington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
9 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a great station and is staggering in its look and what it contains. It has fantastic architecture and the restaurants are quite amazing in variety and quality of food. What a great hub in Washington and so easy to navigate around. Going to a station as a landmark is bizarre but but what an experience.

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Dayton, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Crazy in a good way. Everything you need in one place. A lot of things going on, but it's worth it. Shopping, eating, transportation, who could ask for more.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Union station is indeed very busy. The red line of the metro, Amtrak, MARC trains, and many of the tour busses stop here. Lots of food options indoors. If you are having trouble finding your terminal or the Metro, ask for help. Amtrak has a big ticket counter to purchase tickets. Nice photo opportunities in the front for tourists. If... More

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San Francisco, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A must-visit on all my trips to DC---architecture, grandeur, history, transit, dining, shopping, people.... Hard to believe this landmark was once abandoned and threatened with demolition. Renovated with super craftsmanship, details and lighting (a night visit is worthwhile), Union Station shines as a grande dame of historic preservation and human ingenuity. A hub for Metro, Amtrak (Baltimore---nice day trip), Gray... More

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Pikesville, MD
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lots of dining and shopping choices. Food court has something for just about every taste bud. Nice photo ops inside and out.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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205 reviews 205 reviews
133 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

For a small town boy like me this is an awesome place to watch people come and go .it is a hub of transportation and amazing to see how it all works.

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Fort Payne, Alabama
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

for those that have never seen a great Bus/Train station this is the place. Shopping opportunities and lots of different eateries to select from.

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Detroit, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Even if you are not taking Amtrak, a visit to Union Station is a must on your trip to D.C. There are a variety of clothing, jewelry, speciality shops and restaurants to experience. I got a henna tattoo at a kiosk and was very happy with it. Looking at the fantastic architecture and people watching is great.

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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited as part of Graylines tour. Stayed for about an hour, amazing ceiling and clock. Seems weird visiting a train station for a historical visit, but well worth it.

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St. Thomas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Whatever your Tastebuds want, can be found at Union Station. The variety of food is great. In most cases there's no lines and no waiting.

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