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St. Louis Union Station

1820 Market Street, Saint Louis, MO 63188 (Downtown)
314-421-6655
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Ranked #115 of 152 Attractions in Saint Louis
Type: Malls, Historic Sites, Specialty Shops
Activities: Shopping
Description: Built in 1894, this massive Romanesque-style building was one of the largest train terminals in the world.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I wanted to go inside and see the old train station and the light show. You can not go in unless you are a guest of the hotel. The only thing you can do is walk around to the side and visit the mall. It has a small museum and very few shops and eating venues.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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181 reviews 181 reviews
64 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were sad to visit this spot after twenty years. It has certainly gone down from the vibrant and lovely mall it had been transformed into years ago. Only some tourist shops still hang on and a food court. Don't waste your time with this attraction unless you have a real interest in historic train stations and architecture. The hotel... More

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Fort Madison, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nice! Worth seeing! Beautifully restored. Shopping, food , bar. It's great to see a piece of history.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I hate to write a bad review about an historical site but this place is simply not worth wasting your time to visit. Old building. Up keep not up to par. Security not good. I did not feel safe. Simply a big shopping mall and food court. All overpriced, food not good. Everything overpriced. The highlight of the trip was... More

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Boonton, New Jersey, United States
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Union Station is such a historic landmark, it is too bad there are so many vacant stores inside. Enter through the hotel on Market street and you can enjoy spectacular architecture throughout. Don't miss the Whispering Arch at the foot of the main staircase...a ton of fun. Enjoy a drink in the upper bar of the hotel overlooking the station... More

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Juda
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I looked forward to going here but after I got there we couldn't find the main entrance to the mall area. The whole front and one side of the old depot is for hotel guests only. We finally got in through what would have been an old truck to rail and vice versa loading dock area when some lady was... More

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NH
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13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Love the hotel esp at night when they do the light show! The old station is a mix of fast foods food court, museum of RR history, entertainment and shops. Go to the back and outside, small lGoon to ride peddle boats, fed ducks and koi, Hardrock Cafe and Landrys restaurant

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Grand Hall is magnificent with statues, stained glass and the "whispering arches" at the front door. Just added is a 10 minute mini movie projected on the ceiling, depicting various historical events in St. Louis. St. Louis is celebrating 250 years this year.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Fascinating old rail station with a lot of history, but the reincarnation as a mall is struggling. Several tacky shops, a few fast food places and not much more.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I am not sure what other reviewers were looking for in a hotel. The staff were incredibly helpful and seemed to enjoy their jobs. Several knew a great deal about the history of this beautiful landmark. If you enjoy history and incredible architecture, you will love this hotel. Is it a quirky place to stay when compared top ranking hotels,... More

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