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Union Station

50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
+1 202-289-1908
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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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  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lots of shops” (36 reviews)
“amtrak train” (22 reviews)
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50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
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+1 202-289-1908
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"transportation hub"
in 38 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 36 reviews
"amtrak train"
in 22 reviews
"beautiful station"
in 20 reviews
"main hall"
in 49 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 56 reviews
"postal museum"
in 28 reviews
"shake shack"
in 19 reviews
"tour buses"
in 30 reviews
"the lower level"
in 32 reviews
"capitol hill"
in 26 reviews
"under construction"
in 16 reviews
"platform"
in 16 reviews
"restoration"
in 19 reviews
"escalator"
in 20 reviews
"signage"
in 22 reviews
"mall"
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Reviewed yesterday

We came to the station twice during this trip, the first time as we arrived by train from Philadelphia and the second time as we took the Hop on bus, as we have never done that before when in Washington. The station is large and...More

Thank TERRAvelista
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great for Night photography, but be prepared to get hit up for money, A LOT! Visually stimulating and a great place to view beautiful architecture.

Thank amyh1313
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was staying in the suburbs during my visit to Washington, I took the subway coming into union station to get into D.C. i would say its a great place to start out exploring D.C. conveniently located and depending on your schedule, you can start...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As you walk down Delaware Ave from Capitol Hill you see the imposing station building with monument out front - behind the monument is a Liberty Bell replica. Inside the building is a vast hall before ticket office and shopping area. A lot of tourist...More

Thank nnmercman
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came in to the station via rail and stayed in the city for the week. There is a good court in the below ground basement. It is within walking distance of Capitol Hill. The architecture of the station is beautiful old world charm. We...More

1  Thank momarino143
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Trains coming in from all over the country, along with Metro line in DC, many shops, terrific people watching. It's also a reminder of what beautiful train stations used to look like as it's monumental, beautiful architecture.

1  Thank Seniordad
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Considered a national treasure, with almost $200 million spent on renovations, this is a must stop place to see, each and take in. Lots of food choices, and if you don't like the mall food court atmosphere, just go upstairs... as each level has lots...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an old train station. You can catch the Metro, MARC, and Amtrak here. Nicer, cleaner, and more organized than Penn Station in NYC.

Thank sushiguy79
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free admission and adjacent to the National Guard Museum and Postal Museum. Inside there is a huge mall with mostly clothing and souvenir shops. The restaurants are mostly pricey coffee shops.

Thank Devon B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beyond ordinary train station.. bustling atmosphere with shopping and food venues. food court downstairs even has a crepe station! super busy during rush hour.. try to visit during non-peak hours. must do for DC

Thank catmalways4ever
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apatriot73
March 11, 2018|
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Response from groverbark | Reviewed this property |
What is wrong with google maps?
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Jacqui K
January 18, 2018|
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Response from Ivette M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. My recommendation...get an Uber and ask him to give you a quick tour of the Top places: USCapitol, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, etc.
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24gregoryd
August 28, 2017|
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Response from Stephan G | Reviewed this property |
Baggage storage is available near Gate A on the Amtrak concourse and is run and staffed by Tiburon Lockers. Amtrak and Union Station do not manage this service. Baggage storage is available near Gate A on the Amtrak... More
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