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Union Station

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Address: 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108-2410
Phone Number: 816-460-2020

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An architectural masterpiece

Kansas City's Union Station, second only to New York's Grand Central Station in terms of size, is a century old architectural masterpiece. While the station maintains its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Omaha, Nebraska
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Kansas City, Missouri
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239 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a review just for the parking garage at union station. Ok. So they give you a voucher. Boy one persons could get the matching to work. People who paid had their credit cards charged and the gate would not lift. Horrible. One hour to get out. The girl with a beard who was sent down to assist had... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Kansas City's Union Station, second only to New York's Grand Central Station in terms of size, is a century old architectural masterpiece. While the station maintains its presence as a passenger rail station, one can only imagine how impressive it was back in the heyday of rail transportation in the 1930s and 40s. The station also houses artwork and a... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Union Station contains museums but the station itself is an interesting museum with informative photos and descriptions on the wall. It is a classic old Union Station, a beautiful building inside and out

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Wildwood, Missouri
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56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This train station is a great place for Grandma and Grandpa or Mom and Dad to bring the kids. They will experience a grand old train station, a science/learning venue, one of America's premier model train displays and more. We visit with our grand children at least 3 times each year and the kids never get enough. There are also... More 

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Fort Bragg, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went for a stroll after eating bar-b-que and ended up in Union Station in the early evening; I had no idea it was so immense! The architecture was astounding, and the additional activities during the day look very family-friendly.

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Holiday Island, Arkansas
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Union Station is nicely restored and offers many options for the visitor. We saw the "Living Body" exhibit and we learned a lot. Also took the tram for a great tour of downtown KC. Very informative. Good parking also.

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Wentzville, Missouri
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is just really neat to take in the architecture and history of the building. It also still has trains that use it as a station. Our son enjoyed the multiple exhibits in the mini railroad part of the building. We used the link to get here from our hotel and it was a nice easy covered walk the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First be sure & pay for parking, 2 hours $5.00 & strictly enforced. You need two hours if you eat at Harvey's in the middle of Union Station. Go to info station, they have a great map! Lots of history up on the second floor, photos & great view looking down. Also they have a huge model trains & fun... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Union Station has a lot of interesting history. The ceilings are beautiful. If you're interested in a tour, they're free. There are delightful & knowledgeable Senior Citizens available to show you around.

Thank Gay P
Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was so much fun. The kids & adults had a chance to try things in science city. Touch, feel, do. It was fun for everyone. It was not real crowded.

Thank martha c

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