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Union Station

Union Station
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When it was built in 1907 Union Station was the largest train station in the world. The main hall was refitted with gleaming marble and all the old decorative elements were cleaned, fixed, and restored. Today Union Station houses more than 130 shops, including a nine-screen movie theater, seven restaurants, a food court, and car rental and sightseeing companies. With 32 million visitors a year, it is recognized as Washington, D.C.’s most visited tourist attraction. The station also serves as a venue for some of Washington’s important events—for example, it hosted one of the ten official balls for President Obama’s inauguration. Source: thedisctrict.com