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“Some things never die”
Review of Union Station

Union Station
Ranked #19 of 178 things to do in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Historic and useful, Union Station, KCMO, was more than a museum, restaurant or shopping place. We put a child on a train bound for the other end of the state, St. Louis, MO. I appreciate historic ambiance, such as sitting in wooden benches waiting for the thundering locomotive to rumble in. I appreciate that we have a working station that still accepts and sends passengers. St. Louis' Union Station is a mall. Ours is a real train depot, with real trains and real train employees. That alone sets us apart. Getting in and out, loading and waiting, watching your child wave to you as the passenger car (which for minors under 16 means they ride in a car with railroad employees assigned to care for them) and retrieving them from a great experience they still remember years later. I end my review regarding the station, with permanent & temporary exhibits, a planetarium & a science center, and on the route of the downtown "streetcar", opposite the WWI Museum, with our child's comment at the end of the trip: Will you let me do that again? Yep.

Thank Scott L
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Went to see Art of the Brick ( Lego artist exhibit) stayed to explore the union station. Mini train were fun and free! the architecture/restoration was incredible
The Art of the Brick exhibit was fantastic

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I arrived to union station by train from St. Louis Missouri. The station was nice, cool (on a 90+day) and roomy. There’s shops, restaurants, a lego exhibit (costs extra), a coffee shop, and a lot of historical photos here. It’s a beautiful, old building. My only complaint for this station would be the massive steps vs super slow elevator, and the lack of awning/cover outside to board/detrain in rain. We boarded the train for the trip back home in the pouring rain (and lightning). We had to stand, in line, in the pouring rain and lightning for several minutes.

Thank dugala
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

They have done a great job maintaining this great historical station from 100 years ago. Restaurants,museums,exihibits and lots of train action make this a must see. Just steps from the WWI museum. Plus they still have the old brass tables in the on location Post Office...unbelievable! Must see stop

Thank Jim L
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Great historic building, beautifully restored and decorated. We just walked through and looked at the old pictures and checked out the building. The ceiling is amazing. So many service members, travelers and immigrants have passed through this station, (which still operates as an Amtrack stop) you can almost feel the energy...
The guy at the info booth knew a ton about "the shootout" and the book of pictures and stories at the info desk is really well done. Excellent stop on any history tour. Free to just walk around...

Thank michelle y
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