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Union Station

30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108
816-460-2020
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Ranked #18 of 98 attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Took a lot of pictures ..had great architecture and history.. Guards are cool they told us and showed us the spot were butlers hit the station wall during a 1930 shoot out with Al Capone and the police while trying to break there friend out of a jail transport train.. Fountains and veiws ..NiCE..

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Science city was the only attraction I visited the union station. Other than that there is nothing much to do, few restaurants n shops. The architecture is beautiful but you can admire it or may be take some photos in just 10minutes! If I ever go back again it will be only for science city.

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nola
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

i've been to all the big train stations in the country and this is one belongs in the top echelon. it isn't used anymore as much as new york, washington or chicago's still are and passengers board and offload actually BEHIND the terminal but i can imagine how impressive and bustling it must have been in its hayday. the station... More

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Osage City
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building, tremendous entertainment-movies, exhibits, Science City, ice cream, fudge, steaks, fountains, shopping all in one place. Doesn't get much better! Informative volunteers! Also withing walking distance to Crown Center and WWI museum! Wonderful way for family, friends and romantics to spend the day!

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We visited after WWI museum across the street because the King Tut exhibit was here. It was pricey but a nice surprise for our visit. The station alone has so much to offer which is impressive: educational 3D theater, planetarium, museum exhibits and train station. I'm sure there's even more but this is what I could see this day. Very... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This place seems to have evolved into a tourist trap. There are few features for a visit. You can go to spend 5 minutes looking around and then leave.

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omaha
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105 reviews 105 reviews
39 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Very nice place to visit either for a quick stop and a long one if you have the time. There are permanent exhibits as well as different temporary ones all the time. The king Tut discovery exhibit this summer is simply amazing, one of the best Egyptian exhibits you will even see. The station has good restaurant and a nice... More

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Diamond, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

The staff at Union Station were all nice. The King Tut Exhibit was great, it is the best exhibit I have ever been to. The train room in the back was exquisite and the man running the trains was really nice. He explained the trains to my 5 year old son and showed him how they worked and posed for... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Union Station is such a beautiful building. There is a planetarium, a movie theater, science city and more. We have seen the Princess Diana, the Titanic Exhibit and now King Tut. Union Station never fails to bring World Class Exhibits to Kansas City

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Bullet holes in the side of the building from a shoot out with "Pretty Boy" Floyd and Frank "Jelly" Nash is a must see while you are in the union station. It also has a variety of restaurants ,cafes and many shops worth seeing,

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