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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
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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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Great place for lunch

Arrived in the dark and rain. Platform roof was dripping water. up two flights of stairs....and all change. Beautiful building. went back in the daylight to photograph, then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Malaga, Spain

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Malaga, Spain
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145 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived in the dark and rain. Platform roof was dripping water. up two flights of stairs....and all change. Beautiful building. went back in the daylight to photograph, then stayed for light lunch at one the many, many food outlets. Great atmosphere, with all the office workers popping in for food.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have never been here before. I could not believe how many shops are here and the section of fast food restaurants.

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Thank Clarke J
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110 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the train from NY Penn to Union. Union is soooo much nicer than Penn. Less frantic, nicer shops, and so much cleaner. Could easily kill time here looking through the shops instead of just standing by the train departure screens in Penn. It was also very easy to get a cab from the station. There was a long... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The station can get very crowded but the main hall is really beautiful. For tourists, it doesn't seem like a place to go out of the way for...there are a lot of homeless people and often the three lanes of cars, buses, and taxis can make it tricky to navigate through. Plenty of food/dining options for those who are traveling... More 

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Essex, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was in DC recently and got a fantastic hotel (Phoenix Park Hotel) just a block or so from Union station. I came in from CT on Amtrak and basically used the subway to get around town. Lots of security around. I would get back to the station in the evening after dark and felt safe in the station and... More 

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Nahant
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This a a beautiful historic building. Metro red line and Amtrak station. Great place to stop for a bite to eat. Restaurants scattered about and lower level offers so many choices. Great shops upstairs. We found plenty of free parking outside. Nice park across the street.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always take our family and friends there, when they come to town to visit. It's a great place to shop, as well as eat. My brother-In-law works for the train station in Italy, so he loves to visit when he comes to town.

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Wilmington, DE
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Passing through the station on a business trip I had a chance to wander around for a bit. They have some pretty cool shops, Swarovski, Swatch, H&M and Verizon Wireless to name a few. Along with quite a few eateries, McDonald's, 2 Starbucks, Sbarro, Au Bon Pain and Crumbs and a bunch of others. The main hall as a rounded... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you are on the Metro Red Line, riding the Amtrak with a layover, or traveling by Greyhound, Boltbus, or Peter Pan coaches, being here at the Union Station can be a memorable experience. This place has it all: shopping, good restaurants, and a nice movie theater. Plus, on warmer days, the art and architecture surrounding Columbus Circle outside the... More 

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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's just become too commercial and full of vagrants. Don't go unless the transportation stuff really is your thing, or you want to save a bit to eat at the food court. We did that but I wish we'd splurged somewhere else.

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