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Union Station

50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
+1 202-289-1908
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Ranked #63 of 254 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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.... more » 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. « less
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Whilst in Washington DC we visited Union station. It was more than what we expected with lots of places to eat and shops. It was an amazing experience and we were glad we went. We noticed out the front there was a taxi queue which was really well organized with porters stopping the taxi's and opening the door for you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I recently took Amtrak from NYCITY to Washington, D.C.. for a wedding. Although Union Station is undergoing major repairs, it is still a wonderful way to be introduced to our Nation's Capitol. Upon arriving at the station, one finds plenty of food choices to fit every budget. There are also many shops and one of a kind boutique displays as... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is an incredible train station you must have a look at. The construction, the ceiling and everything around is amazing!

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Stuart, FL
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We arrived by train and went inside to the rental car counter. There are a lot of shops and dining choices to choose from. A quick tour of the station reveals a great restoration has taken place. getting to the rental car pickup point is a bit of a hike to the back of the parking garage and a trip... More

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Abingdon, Maryland
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29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

When you look at the architecture of Union Station you will feel transported to another time. It is absolutely amazing. This station is well-maintained. There is an enormous food court downstairs (don't miss the beautiful staircases). There also many places to eat and shop on the ground level. There are lots of places to sit and wait if you are... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a truly amazing place - for a train station. When it was originally opened, it was the largest train station in the world...until it got replaced by Grand Central Station in New York, exactly two weeks after it opened! It is so much more than a train station today. It houses trains, but also a shopping mall, a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were between stops on a week of touring and Union Station was perfectly located for a meal. Unfortunately we didn't have the time to explore fully but, even breezing through, it's easy to see fascinating architecture, upscale shopping, multiple travel options and a huge food court. Recommend timing your visit so as to avoid standard meal times: the food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I was going to Philadelphia via train so I went in to Union Station and it was beautiful. The architecture was magnificent. Shops were great. Except the trains just didn't match the level of the station.

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Maine/New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Union Station is so pretty. It is clean and easy to navigate. There is a lovely food court where you can get inexpensive, but good food. People are friendly, and if you are lost, you can get directions. It is an easy walk to some of the best sites in DC. Outside are tour buses that can take you around... More

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Kenton, Tennessee
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Union Station is THE place to visit while you are in DC. It's historic architecture is beautiful. Yes, it is a bit commericalized, but what isn't these days

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