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St. Louis Union Station

1820 Market Street, Saint Louis, MO 63188 (Downtown)
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Ranked #111 of 148 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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We came here is my friend told me it was a nice place to go. Cuz we're on a vacation site done the same louis to c_b_r to go to 6 flags a new this was a monumental historical site. Well the building was beautiful. It's an architectural structure that should be appreciated. But it was full of lames stores... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Even though it is well kept and inviting it is true that the mall portion is very sad and lonely. The hotel is a different story with its atmosphere. The beautiful hallway - meeting area was very welcoming. The light show(s) were amazing and drew you in to relax and imagine. We stayed on the 5th floor, fountain side. When... More

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161 reviews 161 reviews
28 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Since my last visit, more stores have closed. The mall is a shadow of itself. The hotel has been refurbished and the light show in the bar is worth seeing (on the hour). Some restaurants are still open. If you are a railroad history fan, you will enjoy the visit and not many people in your way. A private company... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Although this is a beautiful building with a rich history, it is mostly empty space, except for a Cardinals Corner shop, a popular fudge shop, and a small handful of other stores. There is a hard rock hotel there, and a Hilton. There is metered parking on the street. There are better places to see in St. Louis; spend your... More

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Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews 90 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I went here looking for gifts to bring back for my kids. I was on a business trip and I did find the gifts, but the overall attraction is lacking any appeal. Most seems to have been turned into a hotel. I would not come back.

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Gardner, Kansas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Very few shops are open. Not worth getting there and parking. Too many other great things in Stl to enjoy.

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Carbondale, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A grand old building and it pains me that it has not been able to sustain a shopping experience. It now looks abandoned and has a creepy feel to it. So sad.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Wow, visited St. Louis for the first time, and heard a lot about Union Station. The outside architecture was promising but once we walked inside we knew something was wrong. A few stores, mostly souvenirs and urban clothing, a Cardinals baseball store was probably the only all around draw. It had a couple of food places in the food court,... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This place has gone WAY down hill in the past few years. Each time I visit there are more store closed. I'll go back to see what might succeed but the only redeeming quality is the restaurant outside. If you want a great shopping experience, visit the MANY other area malls or outlets.

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Livingston, Alabama
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110 reviews 110 reviews
40 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I recently spent some time in STL with my family and man did we have a great time. We went to do some shopping in Union Station, but the number of shops is not overwhelming. There are a few shops for Cardinals gear and a Cardinals clubhouse type place which was good for us because that was the entire reason... More

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