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St. Louis Union Station

1820 Market Street, Saint Louis, MO 63188 (Downtown)
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Ranked #108 of 147 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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Livingston, Alabama
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109 reviews 109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A nice historic place to vist, but only if you are a hotel guest. Otherwise take some nice pictures from the outside and keep going.

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Edgerton, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Union station is a very good use of the old train station with a good variety of shops, and food areas. It is looking a little bit tired and in my opinion needs more to draw people in. It was a pretty quiet and there was only a few dozen people in the entire mall, could have been because of... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I first visited Union Station about ten years ago and was very surprised to see how far it has fallen in the meantime. Although the Hard Rock Café and Landry's Seafood are still alive and well, the rest of the shopping center definitely needs an infusion of cash and new business: it will not survive on souvenir shops. In simply... More

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West Fork, Arkansas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

I have been going to the Union Station every time I go to St Louis. It does have more of the feel of a mall now, but still has the cool Union Station atmosphere. We walk in and see a fudge making demonstration at the Fudgery. If you haven't seen this little demonstration, which is like a show. Very cool... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I'm sorry to say I was greatly disappointed by St Louis Union Station. I visited at noon on a Saturday and the place was deserted. This grand old building has been converted into a shopping mall and hotel. I did not get to the hotel but the mall is looking like upkeep hasn't been a priority...scary bathrooms on the second... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This used to be a hopping place, filled with history. I was shocked that MOST of the shops are not occupied, the others are just hat shops, and Cardinal memorabilia. Several years ago when we visited, you could go into to actual Union Station, which is now a hotel (just to see the history of the original terminal) but they... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was hard to find but turned out to be a wonderful shopping center with a lot of train history in the backround

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Union Station has such history and is so beautiful but once again it has become irrelevant and disappointing. There used to be great stores and restaurants here. It was a unique place. Now it reminds me of the old St. Louis Centre.

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71 reviews 71 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a review for Union Station in general, not the hotel. Most of Union Station was turned into a mall area some years ago. Now, it is a mall that is on its last leg. There aren't many shops, and most of the ones that are there are pretty useless. It is like walking into a 1980s mall that... More

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