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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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Interesting, but sad

The history of Union Station is fascinating, so it's sad to see it so full of homeless people and devoid of any worthy places to shop. It seems to be filled with a few stores... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Vancouver Island
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

So many hotel employees told us we should go to see the wonderful Union Station. We went and were totally flummoxed as to why we were sent there. The architecture is probably nice for those who understand that part of it but it has very little shopping and there are only a couple of small fast-food places. The couple of... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

My most recent trip to the St Louis Union Station will be my last. In the late 80's (as a child) this was a wonderful shopping destination when in the St Louis area. fast forward to 2015 and the station is in a dirty almost abandoned state. All of the unique shops are gone. Replaced with junk shops selling tacky... More 

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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The history of Union Station is fascinating, so it's sad to see it so full of homeless people and devoid of any worthy places to shop. It seems to be filled with a few stores selling useless junk or clothes for clubbing. There are several fast food restaurants upstairs, and Hard Rock Cafe is in the parking lot, but it... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Stayed here for the first time for a few nights and would stay here again! Rooms are nice, lounge is fantastic, pricey but great and the light show is so fun and unique!

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you like beautiful historical buildings, this is a must see for visitors to St Louis. The inside of the main building is amazing. As photographers, my wife and I really appreciated the colors and detail of this very large building, inside and out. The adjacent shopping area offers a diverse selection of stores and restaurants too. You have to... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Perhaps, its because we remember when Union Station was a fun , interesting place to visit, but that isn't true now. If you've never been to a train station in your life, it may be worth the trip. If you've been to Union Station in the past, keep it as a memory. Its not worth going back.

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Yorkville, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Went here to see this historic railway station turned mall. Very sad that the mall is dying. Not many stores, and if you want to eat even fewer places. It was neat to be in a historic structure like this, it was just sad to see nothing really in there. Plus you have to pay to park. We found a... More 

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Southern Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

There aren't that many stores in Union Station anymore but it's still a lovely place. The Fudgery is a great place to observe AND get a free sample of the creamy fudge they make and also very entertaining.

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Columbus, Ohio
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259 reviews 259 reviews
74 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I'd been here a couple of years ago, and it has gotten worse. The building is beautiful and the small history museum is great. It's fun to walk around the old passenger cars. BUT most of the stores are closed, excepting the Cardinals gift shop and a couple of other places. Most of the food court is closed. This is... More 

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Urbandale, Iowa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I have been to Union Station three times. Once as a teenager, once as a young adult, and now again as a parent. The first two times were great. I read the bad reviews this time before going, but went anyway - assuming they had to think differently than me. I was wrong. Union Station has gone down hill significantly.... More 

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