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Union Station

50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
+1 202-289-1908
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Ranked #64 of 253 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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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews 90 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is a transportation hub with the Metro and the trains meet in Washington DC. I could on,y imagine just how crowded and busy this station would have been when there were only railroad trains arriving and departing. The throngs of persons and masses of people moving quickly to and from their destinations. The building both inside and outside are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We are quite impressed with this station. It is a historical, modern and clean station. Love the architectures at the shopping mall as well. It has got plenty of restaurants inside the station as they gave plenty of choices of foods and drinks for people before boarding. Clear direction signs could be found everywhere. It is 100 times better than... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This is a place where trains , metro and buses meet. Make sure you come early so you can catch your connections on time and enjoy the building. There are constructions and detours everywhere. I took Megabus to NYC from here and it took about 10 min to find the place where they departed. Parking is a difficult so we... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
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378 reviews 378 reviews
162 attraction reviews
967 helpful votes 967 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Union Station is the main transportation hub of Washington, DC. It’s the crossroads for travelers and the Metro trains and buses, Amtrak, MARC commuter rail to Maryland, VRE commuter rail to Virginia, taxis, sightseeing buses, and car rental companies. It even has its own parking garage with nearly 2200 spaces. It is also a tourist attraction. It’s a beautiful piece... More

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Preston
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130 reviews 130 reviews
63 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I arrived at the station well in advance of my train to NY but found there were enough places to eat and drink to keep me entertained meanwhile. The building itself is magnificent, clean and with airport style check-in and boarding, means a great start to any journey.

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New Richmond, Ohio
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95 reviews 95 reviews
49 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

So I was very excited to go as all the travel guides raved about this location. It is very busy and seemed fine for a bus station/transportation hub. The shopping was mediocre at best and the dining options were very slim. It looks like it could be beautiful but we could not tell due to the construction. Parking was expensive.... More

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Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We were surprised at the amount of shops inside. Everything from deli's to Victoria Secret. The rail and bus are up and at the back end and if headed that way allow time to locate it. The bus to NYC is very reasonable from here.

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OCALA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Went for food court. Alot of places on lower level are closed for remodeling. Still, quite a bit available. Some have just relocated while construction is going on. Looks like it's going to be bigger & better than before...

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were happy with the ease of finding our tour bus and the metro. Easy to navigate. We didn't spend time shopping, but we did get a quick snack during a pass through.

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Sydney, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Whilst still a grand station, it has become a little commercial with all the shops and lost some of its grandeur. They are renovating and restoring so that did not help but it was still worth a look. From there isn't is a shirt walk to the Capitol so do them both in the same day.

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