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Union Station

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Address: 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone Number: 816-460-2020
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Activities: Group tours/bus tour

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a trip back in history

walked around the restored 100 y/0 bldg late at night so little was open. What sight to so even if you're not a railfan like me

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

walked around the restored 100 y/0 bldg late at night so little was open. What sight to so even if you're not a railfan like me

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Omaha, Nebraska
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108 reviews 108 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This beautiful 1914 building was once the hub for passenger train traffic in Kansas City, and still serves Amtrak travelers. But its real appeal is its magnificently preserved and restored architecture--three 3500-pound chandeliers suspended 95 feet above the rotundra beneath a lovely ceiling. The station also houses good restaurants amd the wonderful Science City museum, and is connected via skybridges... More 

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Troy, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Pretty and nice and free for the most part. Parking is $2 for 2 hours and appears to be fairly honor system. The train exhibit is cool! There's a couple of little stores and some good restaurants. Nice that there's a bridge to connect to the freight house restaurants and the Lenk to the Weston and Sheraton.

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Minneapolis
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142 reviews 142 reviews
10 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit to see the update of the station and grab a quick bite at Harveys to enjoy the view. Station has several shopping and dining options - fun to walk around and enjoy the history

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Southern Illinois
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153 reviews 153 reviews
52 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Union Station stands on it's own as an architectural marvel. The story of its birth, decline and revival is an awesome story. The building now serves as a great destination. It features restaurants, a science museum, planetarium, movie theater, exhibit space, post office and of course a train station! It's relaxing to simply stroll the vast property. It is satisfying... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you like inter-active displays, some science, and a good way to wear out the kids go to the Science City Museum. There are a few historic items and photos dotted around the station itself as well. Amtrak still runs out from there, with a couple of historic rail cars outside and the occasional visiting steam train. There are a... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You will enjoy the science museum, movie theatre, and model train display! It is all clean fun for the entire family. At Christmas the model train display really goes all out to make it fun.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Union Station is a marvel of architecture and history of 20th century America however if you have small children in tow and it is not Christmas when they're magnificently decorated it could be boring...so you need to know all the little secrets. At the rear of the big hall there is a huge model train set up featuring great train... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

They always have neat exhibits. You can visit a smal train museum, have a soda at the famous Harvey's Resturant, do a science city museum day (my personal fav) and at Christmas you can get on board Santa's personal train. Don't forget to check out one of the movies too.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love this building! The architecture of the building takes you back into a era of perfection and dedication from the men who built this building. You can see their hard work in the intricate details and the sturdiness of the building. The restoration of the building brought it back to its glory days and your eyes can help but... More 

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