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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
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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 main hall is very nice with a domed mosaic roof. there are many nice places to eat, drink, sit, and socialize. The Metro stops right there. You can see the Capital building... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Acton, MA
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Surroundings very nice considering it was a railway station Went to one of the food outlets in the food mall - buffet style paid by the weight - it was ok looked better than it tasted but I should have realised this would be the case as this tends to be my experience of all buffets

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Acton, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The main hall is very nice with a domed mosaic roof. there are many nice places to eat, drink, sit, and socialize. The Metro stops right there. You can see the Capital building from in front. You can walk to the mall in about 10 minutes. I took a train to BWI from here. Train was modern, but took a... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Union Station is steeped in history and architecturally is beautiful. If you like to visit historic functioning railway stations like Grand Central in NYC then add this to your list. This is a multi use space comprising train station, retail, dining and food court. In terms of retail shopping, there is a decent mix of sole proprietor boutiques, global brands... More 

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Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This monumental building from the days when railways was important is a must. Not far from Capitol. Well kept building and also for rail travelling

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have never seen so many people in one place in a hurry to get somewhere. It was exciting to watch people maneuver their way around this place. The transportation is actually pretty clean considering all the people that travel that way. The shops are a little pricey but the food is good. They have really good pastry shops. It's... More 

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really loved the building and the changes that have been made over the years. This place has a lot of history and you get to learn about the railway system too!

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Diamond Bar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful and enormous structure. You can pick up the Metro here as well as the Amtrak lines. Fast casual dining.

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NYC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Union station has a great shopping mall and multiple food choices, a terrific selection for you to take with on your train ride or eat as you wait for Amtrak to whisk you away. If you can deal with the several homeless that ask for change & bring their unique smell to the grand old station you will find a... More 

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New Castle, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently traveled to Washington DC and this was the first time that we went to Union Station. Union Station offers a lot of shops and places to eat, sight-seeing tour companies, bus, rail, and metro travel. We found people to be friendly and helpful there.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday which would be a lower traffic day. Had teriyaki chicken from Sakura Japan. It was ok but not great. Love visiting this old building though with marble staircases.

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