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Union Station

50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
202-289-1908
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As featured in Washington DC on a budget
Ranked #58 of 249 attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Malls, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Transportation
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Major train station and tourist attraction with many shops and restaurants.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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Topeka, Kansas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Probably the most noteworthy aspect of Union is all the people. It is so loud, you will barely be able to think. It is also a great place to be if you enjoy people bumping into you and pretending to not notice they did. That being said, the building is large and beautiful. There are many small shops and several... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Union Station is a bustling place with shops, restaurants, bus/train/metro stops, movie theatres, etc. Watch your things very carefully here as there is lots of traffic and while most people are helpful and kind, that isn't always the case here.

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La Vergne, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We met with friends at Union Station during the holidays and I was amazed by the decorations and how smoothly everything seemed to run at this very large place. It was very centrally located for our group to all come into one place and meet and then venture out into the city for the day and then go back there... More

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Oakville, ontario
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382 reviews 382 reviews
212 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Anytime I am visiting Washington DC and taking the train into Union Station I like visiting this historical landmark. Despite it's ongoing construction right now, I like to people watch, check out the various shops and/or get something to eat. This place is always busy with people so be prepared to deal with this fact. This transportation centre never disappoints... More

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The travel experience was wonderful. The Quiet Car is great if you are not married to your technology. The sights when you first arrive in the station are beautiful. The architecture is awe striking. Even if you were to walk around the general vicinity, you would have a plethora of sights, sounds, and foods to keep you engaged and excited.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We love trains! This station has amazing gold leaf arches. It's under construction now, but am sure will be spectacular at completion. Lots of places to eat and shop and people watch!

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Gardner, Kansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a great station and is cool in its look and what it contains. It has nice architecture and the restaurants are quite amazing in variety and quality of food. What a great hub in Washington for both the Metro and Amtrak, and so easy to navigate around. Do not forget to go outside and view it from the... More

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Midland City, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Union Station is absolutely awesome. Unfortunately restoration of the interior is currently underway so the Beau Arts grandeur of the interior cannot be appreciated in its entirety. There are also way to many panhandlers parked & camped along the sculptures, fountain, & Freedom Bell on the outside & due to the large amount of tour bus traffic, quality photo opportunities... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Union Station is undergoing some repair. I hear it is damage remaining from the mild earthquake a few years ago. Nonetheless, this is a fun place to shop and dine. It has an amazing variety of shops both chain and local. The food court is one of the largest I've seen. Again, the variety of food vendors is awesome. I... More

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