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Union Station

50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
+1 202-289-1908
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As featured in Washington DC on a budget
Ranked #58 of 252 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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Kansas City
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

One level is a huge food court. Great place to go for lunch with a variety of appetites. It was a bit crowded, however.

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Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

DC's landmark train station was rescued from dilapidation approximately 20 years ago. It's definitely a beautiful building and a great place of arrival. It's not much of a destination though. The food court in the basement, an idea straight from the 80's, has lost it's novelty and feels like any mall in America. The restaurants here, once stars of the... More

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Perth, Australia
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179 reviews 179 reviews
78 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Walked into the station after stepping off the Philadelphia Greyhound bus, was a fairly nondescript car park and loading facility. When we walked out into the main concourse, this was a wow moment. This is a fine example of not only a functional building, this is a well utilised example of architectural design and beauty.

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Desi R, Public Relations Manager at Union Station, responded to this review

Hi Viatalium, Thanks for taking the time to review our beautiful historic hub of culture! The beauty of the Beaux Arts style architecture is one of most listed reasons that people love and enjoy Union Station. Thanks for the love! Sincerely, Union Station Management Office More

Brasilia, DF
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nice place to visit in DC, is a old fashioned train station and metro station, mixtured with a museum and exhibition of history of the U.S.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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436 reviews 436 reviews
91 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Once just a train station, Union Station has become a shopping, dining, and tour hub. Endless variety of restaurants and cafés, one shop after another. Clean rest rooms too. Remarkably friendly staff all around, glad to help out with directions. One maintenance worker actually led us personally to the Men's Room.

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Virginia Beach, VA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Not the cleanest train station, but not the dirtiest. Large shopping areas and a nice food court. Uno's Chicago Pizzeria for those with gluten free / celiac needs. Also, Vittorio's in the food court had the owner there who confirmed the gelato was gluten free, as was the chicken salad. I sampled the chicken salad and had a gelato with... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Love the architecture of the station.. love the big bell in front of the station.. love the shops and eateries inside..

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Charlotte
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We took a 4 day vacation to DC. We walked most of the trip, family bonding and exercise. This was the best way to see DC. Union Station has food, shops, and is a major transportation hub. After a long day, we would spend a few hours here for food and rest. The architecture was awesome, inside and out. You... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
46 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

The station is beautiful, full of stores. It was quite clean and tidy. Easy to access by subway or bus. It has internet connection.

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Austin, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It's more than just a station. A giant place for everything - bus, train, food, shop, everything you will find there. Huge varieties of restaurants. Very easy to navigate even its so big, so don't worry about getting lost. Very nice architecture with big statues and replica of US Independence Bell at the front. Lot's of things to see here... More

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