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Address: 1820 Market Street, Saint Louis, MO 63188
Phone Number: 314-421-6655
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Activities: Shopping
Description: Built in 1894, this massive Romanesque-style building was one of the...
Built in 1894, this massive Romanesque-style building was one of the largest train terminals in the world.
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Tourist trap?

OK to visit but not much in the way of being a destination for shopping and dinning. Variety of shops is OK. Mostly souvenir shops. Good your teens and young kids.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

OK to visit but not much in the way of being a destination for shopping and dinning. Variety of shops is OK. Mostly souvenir shops. Good your teens and young kids.

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West Plains, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Not much to see unless you like History, most of the place is empty, their's a few places to eat at that really good. It is a place to see, and relax and say I've been there.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I was so disappointed. We were there just before 8:00 on a Saturday night and most of the places were closed. There are very few shops there even if they had been open.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The building itself is incredible, worthwhile to check it out, but I feel you need to be a guest at the hotel to fully see and enjoy this building. I'm not sure they would let anyone just come in and wander around since it is now a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. There is a small mall area adjacent to the... More 

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Arkansas
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25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Wow. This place is just plain dead and it's not ever coming back. It needs to be repurposed in to offices or something. Almost all of the vendors have pulled out. There are some decent food places outside in the main rail yard. The site is anchored to the old train station that has been turned in to a Double... More 

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Boonville, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The last time I visited Union Station was several years ago but it was a fun, busy and amazing place then. Now it is just plain sad, there was probably less then a dozen stores open, most of the spaces were unoccupied. We actually went there to eat but the only places to eat in Union Station were fast food... More 

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Hatfield, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is one of the most impressive structures that I have ever seen. Union Station is a relic from an era in U.S. architecture that we will never see again. It really is a must see for anyone who loves the opulence of the Gilded Age. Now, the negative. There are several signs discouraging visitors to Union Station except for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This hotel was beautiful and there was so much to do! Shopping and restaurants and within walking distance to the ballpark. The architecture was breathtaking and the rooms were modern...super comfortable beds and if you get a chance to dine at the hotel restaurant you can die happy. The food was amazing. And of course you can't beat free cookies.... More 

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We stayed here one night before Easter Sunday. The grand lobby is stunning and they put on a great light show. The lobby also is the sitting area for the full bar which you can also orders food and apps. The hotel is actually located outsite the main building were the train tracks were once before. There is a mall... More 

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Gilbertsville
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

well… it has been several years since we visited union station last. We were astounded that it was vacated … other than a couple of fan shops and mexican eats it was essentially empt. We last visited 7+ yrs. ago and it was a bustling place …. my how times change!

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