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Union Station

30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108
816-460-2020
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Ranked #18 of 99 attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
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Spirit Lake
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

If you come to Kansas City, don't miss visiting the Union Station. It was completely restored several years ago, and it is a beautiful historical building. It is worth the stop just to view this great structure, but while you are there you can watch movies, go to the planetarium, or go to Science City. Once one of the busiest... More

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It is a great experience - particularly the science center! The entire building just helps you close your eyes and imagine 75 years ago when trains were king!

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lees summit, mo
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288 reviews 288 reviews
109 attraction reviews
716 helpful votes 716 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Great place to walk around and the kids love it. It has several train sets the kids can watch and Gary really like the science museum. Also several good places to eat.

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Colorado
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186 reviews 186 reviews
31 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

If you're into old Union Stations, and enjoy seeing the old dames renovated, this is one not to miss. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.

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Mesquite, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Loved the architecture and the model train exhibit. The odd little areas are fun such as the Irish museum and the historic marker about the Kansas City Massacre.

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Oklahoma City, OK
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87 reviews 87 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

OK, Union Station in KC is not Grand Central Terminal in NYC, or Union Station in DC, but it is definitely worth a visit. The terminal is beautifully restored and there is much to see from ceiling to floor. There is also a Science museum and an exhibit area which contained an exhibit of King Tut replica artifacts that were... More

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Channel Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This cathedral like train station echoes with the westward bound spirit of the past. Looking into the old departure area, which is now devoid of wooden benches for waiting travellers, one can imagine the hustle of passengers, and the sound of the steam engines.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

There are many things to do here. You can even get on a Amtrack passenger train here. The Science City exhibit provides hours of entertainment. I highly recommend getting the Science City membership. It will get you in free to many science centers. It also gets you discounted/free movies there.

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Brisbane
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Union Station is near our hotel in the Crown Centre area. The building was beautiful and I was really interested in the history. We were lucky to have the Tutankhamun exhibit during our visit. It was a great exhibition to go see while it's still on.

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San Jose, CA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The station doesn't get much passenger traffic anymore, but it is a beautiful location to spend some time at a nice restaurant or take a kid to the science museum. Fun to watch the freight trains go under the Harvey Bridge. It's a not a "can't miss" location - but if you are in the neighborhood, it's worth a quick... More

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