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Union Station

Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
Phone Number: +1 202-289-1908
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Malls, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Transportation, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: Union Station D.C. Is a superbly restored, historic, mixed-use...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Malls, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Transportation, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
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. 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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Columbus, Ohio
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Very nice train station. Except for the homeless that spends time inside the building it is OK. The police do not seem to be bothered about the homeless. The maintenance staff should pay more attention to replacing the burned out lights and keeping the corridors better illuminated.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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63 reviews 63 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I last used the station about 10 years ago. Now under renovation there are many changes being made. The food court downstairs used to be lively and full however now the first level has opened french cafes, Starbucks etc and higher end stores for shopping so the action was all on the main floor as you enter the station. I... More 

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Perth, Australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Coming from Australia we don't get train station much like this so was a pretty impressive place to see, so much craftsmanship and beauty. We arrived here first time to pick up a night tram tour, it was about 6pm and pouring of rain so the queue to get to the entrance was terrible and very disorganised. Unfortunately there is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I lived in NY for 10 years, and this was my first time there. I was amazed at all the beautiful sights, the paintings and even the APPLE Store

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A train and bus station.. but it's not just a station, it's an attraction. Amazing building that is a place to visit and enjoy the marvel of architecture.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I had been to D.C. many, many times since 1983 and had never went to Union Station. The historical value of this place is worth the visit. The shops, train station, places to eat, and the views of the White House from the streets surrounding were phenomenal. It is worth just walking through.

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washington, dc
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The architecture is amazing…but under wraps for restoration. That said, the station has turned in to essentially mediocre food court. It’s unfortunate but the renovations are needed to save this wonderful building. After B Smith’s left, it was left with Sabbaro, Subway, a very dirty Au Bon Pain (I have seen pigeons eating bread off the floor) etc. I have... More 

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Corryton, Tennessee
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

fast service, good food. we visited this location because of a tv food show visiting this location. beautiful drive to location

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136 reviews 136 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

As a first view of DC you could do a lot worse, it looks very impressive and is very welcoming. Signs are easy to read for tourists and staff was extremely helpful.

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Smithville, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a beautiful building and if you take a moment to read the historical panels (near center commons) it makes it that much more impressive. Beautifully restored and the shops inside are well done. So much history of this area captured in this beautiful building, take a moment and enjoy it.

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