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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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Just Walking Through

Union Station is a great place to just walk through whether on your way to the Metro to just for a peek around.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Greg&Shannon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I got bored of visiting all the memorials and was elated to finally reach this wonderful place. Exterior provides nice locations for some 'Kodak' moments. I was very impressed with the architecture inside. There is a huge food court inside with lots of dining options. you will also find some interesting shops too. would definitely recommend visiting this place if... More 

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Westhoughton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We called in here to take a look and it is nice, some great photo opportunities and a couple of snack/food places but it is a train station at the end of the day. Note getting in is a nightmare at rush hour with so many cabs blocking the 'drive'

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Union Station is a great place to just walk through whether on your way to the Metro to just for a peek around.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took metro from New Carrollton in MD. The inside of metro train was clean with carpet and good seats. Union station is huge and main station architecture is impressive. Number of eating places inside & in basement level too. Interesting array of shops with merchandise. Good signage makes it easier negotiating different levels for trains. Most of Other interesting... More 

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Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't find a true "Food Court" for a quick bite. Restaurants were scattered throughout the mall like area. More stores than restaurants. Very busy place and the line for a cab was ~20 minutes long.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took AMTRAK roundtrip from Florida to DC. We really didn't see much because of being in a hurry but knew I needed to make the time to wander and photograph. From a traveler point, we were able to use the passenger lounge at no cost. Nice place to relax, use the internet and grab a water and small snack.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not quite the same "wow" factor as NY's Grand Central yet still very impressive...I have to admit I don't usually rave about railway stations but this is certainly worth having a look around. There are shops a cafes inside so take your time and appreciate the building.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is huge. You can take the metro rail here, amtrak, the city buses and tour buses. Lots of eating places inside and downstairs. There is a Walgreens down there, a Hagen Daas shop, etc.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since our City sights tour began at Union Station, this was our central location for touring DC. The shops are great and we used the DC metro while we were in DC to avoid having to find and pay for parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The confluence of Marc , VRE, Metro and Amtrak . For folks who love architecture this is a must . You're just a few steps from The Capitol so it's a nice place to check out and grab a bite to eat if you're on that side of town .

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