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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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Good spot for food, shopping, and catching transportation

Union Station has improved a lot in the last few visits we have made. There is a large variety of places to eat, from a quick bite to sit down dining. Good variety of shops... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Austin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Union Station has improved a lot in the last few visits we have made. There is a large variety of places to eat, from a quick bite to sit down dining. Good variety of shops, similar to a shopping mall. The architecture in the main building is worth exploring. Easy to catch the subway here and connect with bus tours... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived by train from New York. The station itself is fairly easy to negotiate, taking us to the main hall and front entrance. The grandeur of the hall was eye catching and it took some time to take in everything that was there. From the station we took a cab to our hotel, but came back a couple of... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Union Station is a centralized hub for the Washington DC area. You can catch the bus or the train to/ from Union Station with easy access to the city. There are a few shops and eateries located in the building which allows for you to get there and relax before your trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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