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Union Station

Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
Phone Number: +1 202-289-1908
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Ranked #61 of 461 things to do in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural buildings, Malls, Landmarks & points of interest, Shopping & Fashion, Transportation, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: Union Station D.C. Is a superbly restored, historic, mixed-use...
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Type: Architectural buildings, Malls, Landmarks & points of interest, Shopping & Fashion, Transportation, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Olympia, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Well organized union station in DC. Trains, bus, restaurants and even shopping. Easy access to and from.

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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139 reviews 139 reviews
28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was surprised by the amount of eateries and shops within the station. The design and the architecture is interesting and I enjoyed walking around the station checking out the sculptors. You can find about anything to eat. But before you settle on something, make sure you take a walk around the second floor. Travel safe...

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Madisonville, Louisiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We went here knowing we would be able to accomplish lots of things at once-- architecture viewing, shopping, and dining. The dining is standard mall fare, as is the shopping. Nothing unique or flashy that you must go to Union Station to find-- you can get this stuff in any mall in any city. Now, the architecture is quite beautiful,... More 

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107 reviews 107 reviews
81 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

nice building with a great hall, built in classic style with good views from outside, but modern in it's interior performance

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is an interesting building and, perhaps, an unusual tour compared the usual attractions in this City. Our good was very friendly and welcoming, indeed he waited an hour or so (Dulles airport passport control took forever) past the scheduled time of our tour. We were a large group, I just wish he spoke much louder as it was difficult... More 

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MANKATO
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123 reviews 123 reviews
61 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

One big bonus for Union Station is that it is open very early, maybe 24 hours. If you are an early riser, it is a great place to go for breakfast before the museums open. There is even a McDonalds. There is shopping, from quick in-out places to very nice clothing stores. If you have the time, stop in. Also,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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145 reviews 145 reviews
46 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I been here many times and each time I go here I felt different. The architecture is amazing so does it's food options. It is great place to hang out when you are traveling to DC area.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

As many times as I have seen Union Station in movies I had to stop in for lunch. The architecture is amazing. I think this is a great place for large groups to come and eat in the food court or shop in between tours.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

What an amazing train station with beautiful architecture and history that you can look up on-line and follow through the station (especially the story about the naked Roman legionaries behind their shields!). However, a messy renewal project is underway that makes the station less enticing at present (Feb 15). The station claims to be the busiest station in the US... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Close to the Capitol on Capitol Grounds, great for getting around via metro, and also convenient with shops, dining areas and souvenirs to purchase and look at inside. Nice architecture as well!

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