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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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Well kept lovely buiding

We walked through here after our tour of the Liibrary of Congress. we have been to many train stations and were amazed at how clean and well maintained this was. I loved the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked through here after our tour of the Liibrary of Congress. we have been to many train stations and were amazed at how clean and well maintained this was. I loved the commemorative plaque which gives thanks to all the railways across the USA who formed a union to ensure that the transportation system remain unimterrupted.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I arrived from NYC during the day and this train station blew me away, it was so beautiful (and big!). The design and architecture was something I could have stood and looked at for hours (if I weren't in a rush). The taxi pick up is a well oiled machine and in no time I was on my way to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When you picture America you don't quite picture the stations to look and feel like they do. I feel like I am in a movie from the 80s about poverty when walking through union station. The trains are also old and rickety... Where is the modernisation and technology USA?

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Thank Daviddifs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Place need more upgrade. Some of the tickets kiosk were broken or out of service. Beyond that it is very confusing to find train when there is no announcement even the travel board is unreliable. Very disappointing

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Jerusalem
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take your lunch break there, even while visiting the mall and all the Smithonians. The food possibilities are great and worthwhile.

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Gilbertsville,
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago 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 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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