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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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The earthquake that hit DC five years ago today was a minor inconvenience to most people and did little damage to most buildings. Union Station was a sad exception and it has been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Gilbertsville,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The main hall has a vaulted ceiling and it is beautiful. So many shops and food courts to visit besides it is a great location to catch trains, trolley tours or the Metro. Capitol Hill is only a few blocks away.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even if you aren't going anywhere via Union Sation, it is worth a visit. Stunning architecture and interiors, inspired from the beginning of its time. To make it even better, there are a range of eating/drinking choices...from upscale eateries, to cheap and cheerful. For shoppers, there is a truly interesting array of shops to browse, along with bookstore, and coffee/cafe... More 

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Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes, you get Amtrak at Union Station. Yes, the Metro Red Line also stops at Union Station, but it is much more than just a train station - it is a tourist attraction in its own right. There are 3 floors of shops and restaurants. There is the people watching. I highly recommend finding a place to sit in the... More 

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Beloit, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had to stop to get the right bus back to the resort. Wasn't expecting the beauty of what we saw when we walked in!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The earthquake that hit DC five years ago today was a minor inconvenience to most people and did little damage to most buildings. Union Station was a sad exception and it has been undergoing repair and restoration ever since. This work is largely complete and the station looks great. The nondescript restaurant that sat in the middle of the main... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The train station is very interesting and worth a quick visit. There are shops and plenty of places to eat. The grand lobby is worth the look. If your heading to BWI this is the easiest and least expensive way to get there. This was my first time however it was very easy. I'd give it a five star rating... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place for eating in a variety of restaurants ....shoe shining services are excellent....train station

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not as large as Grand Central Station in New York but just as important and more historical. Think of Presidents like Truman leaving office and going home via the train from here. Troops during WWII, famous marches to Washington. Interesting building with great decoration.

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Union Station in DC has it all. Beautiful architecture, wonderful choice of restaurants and shops and within walking distance of everything downtown. They really spruced up this building years ago and it just looks spectacular. The marble statues are so well taken care of and the great hall when you walk in is impressive. It is so easy to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, Nice shopping/dinning area with several options and lots of memorabilia. Easy to reach by metro.

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