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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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Train hub and food and shops

My two year old son and I arrived/left via Amtrak (from FL). I was able to navigate the station with a wheeled suitcase and him in a stroller. Prior to this visit I did not know... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Central Florida, Florida
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Central Florida, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

My two year old son and I arrived/left via Amtrak (from FL). I was able to navigate the station with a wheeled suitcase and him in a stroller. Prior to this visit I did not know about DC's Union Station, and this was my 5th visit to DC. I wish I knew about Union Station on prior visits because it... More 

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Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

On 03-13-2015, I traveled from the BWI station to Union Station to transfer to another Amtrak train. Upon arrival, I received a text from Amtrak that the transfer train would be 2.5 hours late. I had plenty of time to walk around the station until my train would arrive. The dome of the main hall is beautiful. As for the... More 

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Massillon, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoy this stop when in D.C. We have only entered from the coach parking area or by train. There are plenty of food choices and it has very interesting shops and architecture to enjoy. We definitely think that Union Station is a must see while in Washington, D.C.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I flew in from L.A. and stayed at a nice close by hotel. Then went for a walk and ended up here. Standing out front, I really liked the spacious, long building surmounted by several statues, and the wide open area; also the obvious National Monument. A nearby American flag fluttered in the breeze. - But after all it is... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of our favorite stops in DC. It's easy to get to as the metro & Amtrak run right through it. We've taken both out of Union Station many times. I've always found the stations clean, safe & efficient. Parking is onsite & plentiful. Besides the beautiful architecture, there's a variety of restaurants & cafes. You can grab... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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519 helpful votes 519 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We went there for lunch last week and wondered around this iconic train stop in the heart of Washington DC. The building outside as a very unique design with nice columns around it. The inside slightly reminded me of Grand Central Station in NYC but on a much smaller scale. Nice place to go walk around and even get some... More 

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College Park, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Af one point, this place had an Express store and other retailers that made it like a mini-mall, but those are gone now. Though, they recently added a H&M store. Other retailers are mainly touristy type things. The food options are numerous, however! For instance, Johnny Rockets, UNO's, Shake Shack, Chop't Salads, Chipotle, Potbellys, Thunder Grill, and a GIANT food... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I take Amtrak to NYC from DC on business quite often and Union Station is my departure point. The station is really quite beautiful inside, and it's pretty easy to get around and find your track, much better than NYC's Penn Station which IMHO is a total dump. There are several decent restaurants and food choices at Union Station, easy... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The station itself is impressive, but unless you have to take the metro or Amtrak stay away, especially at night. It is not safe and has numerous homeless and people with mental health problems hanging around outside. I was approached several times and was shouted at, a distressing experience. Stay away

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This place is so huge and the building itself is very pretty. Great architectural design in and out. The signs are easy to follow and organized. There's tons of shops, restaurants, and of course all types of transportation (bus, public trans bus, taxis, trains, etc). They even have H&M inside for you avid shoppers! The people there are also very... More 

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