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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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Nice Model Train Display

Our hotel's shuttle picked up and dropped off at Union Station so we spent some time here. The architecture is impressive. There are lots of places to eat and some places to shop... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived here via the Metro. Walking into the station my gaze went up to see all the beautiful ceilings and statues. The station was decorated for Christmas with the central focus being a Christmas tree donated by Norway. Loved wandering through all of the shops and enjoyed the hustle and bustle of travelers beginning and ending their journeys.

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Cleveland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our hotel's shuttle picked up and dropped off at Union Station so we spent some time here. The architecture is impressive. There are lots of places to eat and some places to shop, as well as the trains. There was also a really nice model train display. Two tips: the directories are touch screens. They look like they just have... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Clean station with beautifully decorated ceilings. Trains come through the station, metro, coaches and buses. You can buy tickets inside for the hop on hop off tours of the city that you can start the tour outside the door. Easy place to get a taxi outside the door in a queue that goes by fast and easy. Many shops, cafes... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no reason to go to Union Station other than on the metro as the start of a walk to the Capitol and on down the Mall. More interesting than I thought it would be and in a good setting.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled from New York (Penn Station) to Washington DC. Train was operated by Amtrak, it took 3.5 hours, very comfortable and seats had plenty of room. Very relaxing and would recommend this way to travel.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is much more than just a train station. The old building itself is quite pretty. There are lots of shops and restaurants to choose from. There were a lot of people but we were there during thanksgiving week so I don't know if that is typical or not.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Union Station has a wonderful mall area for eating and shopping, and its architecture is stunning inside and out. It, of corse, has a practical use for existing train systems, which are nice in and of themselves, but it also is a terrific destination for lunch, dinner, shopping, or just walking around admiring the architecture!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember visiting Union Station back in the 60s when the interior was in terrible shape. Those days are in the rear view mirror. The station has been restored to its turn of the century magnificence with many shops and restaurants that add to the hospitality of the place. It is clean and well maintained and you can access the... More 

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Ile de Noirmoutier, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful building from the past. Easily accessible by Metro. It has many shops and restaurants. Be aware that during rush hour it is very crowded because of the Metro stop AND both the Maryland and Virginia commuter lines stop here. It is also the Amtrak stop for going north or south.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very big station. You have access to Interstate Coaches, trains and the subway. Lots of shops and places to eat. Its a large station so you may need to ask for directions!

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