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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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Fun place to hang out

Union Station is a fun place to hang out, even if you are not actually traveling on the train. Several shops and lots of dining options, from the food court and fast-casual to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Wisconsin
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The stores are cheap, food court is like a typical mall. The only redeeming feature is the front room with the beautiful architecture. Otherwise, don't bother.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The Station that offers so much more including great shops and dining.This is a station that makes you want to stay longer.

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Union Station is a fun place to hang out, even if you are not actually traveling on the train. Several shops and lots of dining options, from the food court and fast-casual to full service restaurants. Good people watching (and lots of them). What I like the most is the architectural details – the ceilings, floors, staircases, are just gorgeous.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Stopped for a coffee and to admire this beautiful building. Lovely architecture, inside and out. Amazing ceiling in the main hall.

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A nice touristy site but still worth checking out. It has the usual set up of shops and restaurants. It may not be anything special but it's worth a trip. Note: There's also a metro stop here as well as the train station so it's a good travel point also.

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Union Station in Washington, DC has a wide variety of awesome restaurants and stores. There are two floors. Most of the people going in and out of Union Station are travelling via bus or train. Some people (like me) go there to just eat at the nice restaurants or shop at the many stores!

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Kimberling City, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you want to see a lot of hustle and bustle this is the place! Full of people and busy, busy, busy! We had breakfast in the little restaurant and watched people hurry past. Also did some "window shopping" at a couple of the shops. We stood outside for quite awhile just watching the constant flow of traffic in the... More 

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Englewood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

In addition to a robust train schedule, there are shops and eateries for every budget and taste. The architecture inside and out is impressive.It's a reliable place to pick up a taxi or tour.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Th is station is very easy to navigate around.The Metro station is easy to find inside to take you virtually anywhere you'd like to go in Washington. The Cinnabons location was very good.

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Hyde Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Union Station by itself for a visit to the shopping venues and food court is a treat, but the station itself is unique and accommodating. Unfortunately, as the population has grown, the need for more seating space and lines to queue is evident. There is a small bit of confusion if destinations are grouped nearby.

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