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Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
Phone Number: +1 202-289-1908
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Incredible design, so glad we made it there

I'm no train geek, but you can't help but be impressed by the station. As they say, they don't build them like this anymore. Amazing detail inside and a wide range of shops and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is my first trip into downtown DC in ~30 years; I came by train and found Union Station to be perfect. The station is majestic in the same sense Grand Central is, in NYC, without the relative bedlam you might expect in a bustling central terminal. Access into and out of the station by train is easy; finding your... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'm no train geek, but you can't help but be impressed by the station. As they say, they don't build them like this anymore. Amazing detail inside and a wide range of shops and places to eat as well. I've seen grand central in New York and now this and wow, epic bits of art and design that you have... More 

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Xyz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food choices here and if you are traveling with kids, fairly quick service. Good signage everywhere, as well, so easy to get around.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

D.C. Sugar factory is small but drinks are on point had energy bear at the D.C. Location and let say I was feeling great .. it's is inside the train station and it is few bums u gotta pass get to sugar factory but once there well worth it parking isn't easy

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thinking about all the train stations that simply don't hold a candle to this one...it's clean, it's open, it's filled with interesting shops, its architecture is interesting and the space is inviting...and despite the mayhem out front getting to the front door, it works efficiently...of course, I know that's not all the time, but tonight, perfect service!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. Always remember to use the Uber Service for transportation. A lot of places weren't opening due to the holidays. The customer service desk agent was very helpful. Very clean environment.

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Bamako, Mali
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorites in Washington, D.C. It is excellent for metro, tour buses (hop-on-hop-off), and restaurants (many "food court" options but also some nice sit-down options). The recent renovations are excellent. You don't even have to love trains to appreciate this one. The new holiday decorations add to the charm (mini-train, wreaths, and tree from Norway).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a super massive, yet beautiful station, enormous with a lot of stores and restaurants to go. It sits in the Metrorail red line, and it is also a place to catch an Amtrak train or a Greyhound bus. It is also near the red and yellow Circulator routes to the National Mall and Chinatown. Its architectural design is... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Union Station after reading article about its recent restoration in the Grand Hall to restore it back its original space removing several of the kiosks. I'm always amazed by the historic architecture surround both exterior and interior of this grand train station with its sculptures and fountain. Only wish the Columbus fountain was operational. Union Station is quick walk... More 

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Gainesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was absolutely clean at the Entrance but it was very difficult to use the urinals. Certainly there is a leakage or complete blockage which need immediate attention of maintenance staff to the Health Hazard.

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