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Union Station

1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202 (Downtown)
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Ranked #51 of 141 Attractions in Denver
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Formerly the hub of transit in Lower Downtown, this grandiose three-story train station now best serves enthusiasts of railroad nostalgia.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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215 reviews 215 reviews
46 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

WOW! Union Station is VASTLY different than my last purposeful visit here over a decade ago. Back then, I was waiting for a train to Chicago, and this great hall was pretty sketchy and dead with vast, unused areas. This past Saturday, it was lively and wonderful. We even saw a classy-looking wedding party make their way through the great... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

While pleased it has been restored, we were underwhelmed by recently re-opened Union Station in the heart of Denver's funky old town. Indeed the main waiting room is strikingly handsome, but it seems to be little more than a series of pubs w/ lots of people sitting around (on tasteless couches) with drinks in their hands. Where's the history w/... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What an incredible piece of history. Newly renovated - step back in time and enjoy a great coffee shop as well. Staff at the Amtak train window are very helpful and the new track waiting area is beautiful. Still more finishing touches outside and one more restaurant. A must see location and take the train west for beautiful vistas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great bus system. You can take the bus to the airport. You can catch a greyhound bus to Raton. You can take the california Zypher Amtrack train to Glenwood springs. Great services. The restraunts and hotel is a nice touch. Thank you from Rita Bennett and Steve Nordstrom from Westminster Colorado

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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I went to see the station with my Aunt and she was one of the first women and possibility the first black woman to work for the C&S Railroad (The Colorado and Southern Railway). So i expected to get a small history lesson but what i found was a huge bar and a few boutique stores. I asked several people... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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106 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I Rode the bus in from the airport so was dropped off just a few blocks from here. Was glad that I did. The terminal is small compared to other cities (KC for example), but it houses now a hotel, bookstore (Tattered Rags), several other small shops, as well as bar and a few restaurants. Don't be taken aback, depending... More

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Busan, South Korea
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41 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Perhaps my wife and I have been spoiled by our many visits to Kansas City's Union Station - it's hard for many others to compare. Denver's is much smaller, of course, and the décor is less inspired. Looking up, there's a classic vibe going on, but on the ground level, it looks like an oversized waiting room. Uninspired. Perhaps the... More

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Seattle, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This stunning restoration is complemented by the refurbished brick core of the city in juxtaposition with the fascinating curves of modern shelters on the platforms and glass office buildings nearby. The area is energetic and lively. We inadvertently left a small piece of luggage in one of the lobby shops, and the station staff have been cooperative with our attempts... More

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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Visited after dinner elsewhere, stopped to grab ice cream and sit and enjoy the renovation. Not sure how accurate it is to it's heyday, but the main hall is beautiful and festive. It invites you to hang out and enjoy. Being a Saturday night, it was full of people mingling and enjoying the fun vibe in the air. I hope... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

There's been a lot of buzz about this renovation. If you're looking for a bit of railroad nostalgia, this isn't the place. I don't know how long the furniture will last, but it's a hodge podge of stuffed couches and hard benches. Those are the only places to sit and eat a sandwich. I'm hoping it's because the businesses are... More

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