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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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Beautiful architecture and good stop for quick food if in Capitol Hill

They recently restored the main hall in union station and it is beautiful. This is the main place to catch Amtrak, Marc trains, big bus or a taxi if you are in the Capitol Hill... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They recently restored the main hall in union station and it is beautiful. This is the main place to catch Amtrak, Marc trains, big bus or a taxi if you are in the Capitol Hill area (although, use uber or lyft over getting a red taxi - download the apps- it's much cheaper!). When you walk in the main front... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited 30 yrs ago and some things have changed. Not quite the grandeur but still a great stop for vacationers. Lots of shops and food vendors so consider a lunch time trip. It is busy, we took the metro but no real troubles with getting around. I have to say as a child of the 80s that the Swatch... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have always loved connecting via Union Station in Washington, DC. When arriving on the MegaBus from New York today I found that the only elevator from the bus platform to the main station to make my connection was out of order. In addition the down escalator was also out of order, I cannot use escalators anyway with my cane... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You may come here on the train or metro. It can also be a relaxing spot for people visiting Capitol Hill. It has a nice restaurant with good service. Try it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had breakfast at the timberline restaurant. Inside union station. Very nice breakfast very nice location and you sat in the atmosphere of the metro station. Watching people hustle and bustle by in the early morning. Great food , coffee and great service. I would recommend the timberline anybody who had a little time to spare can relax in the morning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Inetresting venue now turned in quasi mall with food courts and restaurants. Attached to train station (Amtrak and marc). Originated from civil war era. Fabulous rotunda simiar to the US Capitol not far away. Near US Congress and Supreme Court 9about a 7-10 minute walk. Worth a stop if in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Last year we took a tour to gettysburg starting from union station , as well as, hop on off buses and metro stops there. It is such a central location. There are many few quick restaurants where to grab a quick food to go

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Union Station is probably the best location for a tourist arriving in DC. Capitol building, the grounds and most all else to see are all just a fifteen minutes walk away. This station is the terminal for greyhound and Amtrak both and other lesser known interstate bus services. The station is grand in its own right. With an array of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The travel guide promised me a shopping mall inside the train station. There were indeed dozens of small shops, nut is was not wat I expecting of a mall. The building itself id nothing special.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Union station is an Amtrak and Metro combined station. Good places for lunch. It also is a good place to kill time on an Amtrak layover

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