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Union Station

50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
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As featured in Washington DC on a budget
Ranked #61 of 241 attractions in Washington DC
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Union Station is gorgeous, inside and out. The massive Main Hall is simply stunning, and seems to transport you back to another era. There are some great local restaurants in the lower level, with pretty much any cuisine you could want. The Metro has a stop right at the station, which is so convenient.

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Miami, Florida
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295 reviews 295 reviews
29 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Simply beautiful restoration of this historical train station. Love the food court, restaurants and other shops. This is a destination and a must see when in DC. And it's free! A block away is Ebenezers coffee shop that is definitely worth a visit

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Dubbo, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This beautiful building is simply huge. We caught the Amtrak to NYC and found the ticket staff very helpful. While you wait for the train there are lots of places to eat and shop and restrooms are clean easy to access.

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Fremantle, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Driving into DC as a Western Australian travelling couple has its excitement and terror in equal measure... arriving at Union Station was fantastic... Very clear and obvious signage to get us to the hire car return without incident was a bonus! We enjoyed the shopping arcades and tourist amenities. Lots of good shops! The staff throughout the station area were... More

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Lufkin, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

The architecture is amazing! It is really a beautiful place. Also, on other levels there is a nice variety of shopping and dining options.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Union Station has great architecture, shops and restaurants. It is however a major transit center and can get sketchy at times. When security isn't making rounds the panhandlers and grifters get a bit aggressive. My friend and I were sitting at the Chop't eating when we were approached by a scammer and another table was approached by someone asking for... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Traveled to DC by Amtrak and was staying at a nearby hotel. The station was a convenient place to get some meals and snack. There was a good variety of food. My visit was early December so there were nice holiday decorations at the front of the building. There are some clothing stores inside which reminded me of large train... More

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Valencia, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Even though renovations are going on Union Station is an excellent place to stop, shop, eat, look around and catch the Metro!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

There is a lot of history in this old beautiful building. Numerous places to eat and relax. And you can always imagine just jumping on a train and see where you end up.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This place is so filthy the bathrooms are so gross and in need of repair broken toilets urinals pipes trash everywhere but this is the location a lot of Tours depart from so it's hard to avoid this place.

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