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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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This place is very busy with locals and tourists. A lot of the tours leave from here. Many places to eat if your hungry. Beautiful architecture.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Visited as they were setting up the grounds for the summer lantern festival - which looks wonderful. The grounds contain a huge variety of plant specimens which are all well described, and housed in a range of beautiful garden settings. Would highly recommend a visit, even for non gardening enthusiasts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This place is very busy with locals and tourists. A lot of the tours leave from here. Many places to eat if your hungry. Beautiful architecture.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

An area for regional transit. Would be a great if it were cheaper. The parking situation here, and the ability to get here, even on mass transit, is highly expensive if you will be away for a long time. It is a nice station, with a lot of nice architectual aspects to the building itself. A bit of a pain... More 

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Pittsburgh
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Megabus D.C. stop is located in Union Station. It reminded my DD of an Airport terminal, with lots of shops, restaurants and of course, people! We found it to be an amazing place, and we had no trouble navigating the terminal. We liked it, and had two good meals there. There's so much to see and do in D.C.,... More 

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Pekanbaru, Indonesia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

First time arrived in DC by bus from NYC, infound this station so nice, easy and connect to the subway. Lot of coffee shop, resto and will not get lost even you are 1st time visit this place.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

busy place for both locals and tourists...the station was full of interesting restos and shops... not as big as NY but filled just the same...unless your waiting, not much else to do around here

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a very busy station with lots of stores and food options. Capital Bike share station is to the left when you exit the station, and there is also easy access to the Metro

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milton keynes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The outside is very impressive, inside lots of working going on so couldn't see too much of the architecture.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Union Station is a great place to get a bite to eat, grab a tour, or do some shopping. It is disappointing though that there are so many homeless beggers making camp in our Nations Captial. I hope that local administrtors will someday figure out a program to help move those in need to areas where they can get some... More 

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Lagos, Portugal
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

More than a Rail and Metro hub this is Grand on a grand scale. The building is fantastic , although part is still being refurbished. Good selection of shops, restaurants and travel options.

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