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Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
Phone Number: +1 202-289-1908
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Great Architecture and Shops

Although I've been to Union Station man times this was my first exploration of the station. The main Lobby is beautiful with its high ceilings and superb architecture. It is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Constance P
Yonkers, New York
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Union Station has gone under some much needed renovations to bring it back to the way it was intended when it first opened over 100 years ago. The restoration is beautiful, but there are still a couple of renovations that need to be done. The two large basin fountains along with the Columbus fountain are still waiting to be restored.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Besides a place to catch trains and the Metro, you might want to linger a while to do some shopping or grab a bit to eat. I personally am a fan of Shake Shack, but there are many other good places to eat, too, such as Pret a Manger, an asian bowl eatery, bread shops, bagels etc.

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Yonkers, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although I've been to Union Station man times this was my first exploration of the station. The main Lobby is beautiful with its high ceilings and superb architecture. It is great because there is Amtrak and other bus companies which arrive and depart from the same building. If you are not pressed for time there are a multitude of shops... More 

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth a visit - day or night as there is also a selection of good restaurants to enjoy a meal! the building has been resorted and is absolutely wonderful! Only costs about US$10 by taxi from Air/Space Museum - probably could walk it but we didnt! Also you may be able to get metro was well!

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Hiram, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Union Station is a lovely building. I was expecting it to be like the ferry building in San Francisco with all sorts of specialty shops. It is still a working train station, so it was very busy. However, the shops were just some high priced stores, and the restaurants were more of the nicer fast food variety. My husband and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice station near Capitol Hill. Includes a medium size mall with shops and retaurantes. The building is very nice

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a nighttime trolley tour and this is where we picked up our trolley to begin the tour. The tour guide was excellent and gave incredibly detailed information about many things in DC. While waiting for the trolley, we walked around Union Station to admire the architecture. There are numerous stores and eateries there. But it is crowded and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This station definitely has the wow factor. The front of the building is absolutely stunning as is the newly refurbed inside. If only all our rail stations were as grand!

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Frankfort, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in Union Station take the time to visit the Sugar Factory! The drinks are delicious. The customer service is great! It is a small quaint store that serves candy, coffee and alcoholic beverages. It's a great place to get a drink to unwind after a long trip. Be warned the drinks are pricey but it is a novelty that... More 

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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Opened in 1907, Union Station is the transportation hub in Washington DC. All local transport operate from or through it as well as the transport coming in and out of the city. This impressive historic building is the railroads second busiest station. At the time of my visit some restoration work was in progress which must have finished by now... More 

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