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Union Station, Kansas City

4.5
#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in Kansas City
Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Visit a science museum and catch a train, all in one building at the lovingly restored Union Station. The station was heavily used when it was built in 1914, but fell into disrepair after World Word II until it was closed in 1985. After almost 20 years of neglect, the station reopened in 1999, after significant renovation. Now the station is a cultural and transportation hub, featuring museums such as Science City, a 3-D movie theater, and a large planetarium. Union Station is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • Such a beautiful place! The building is beautiful and a great example of the architecture of the past. There are multiple exhibits inside. The model train museum is fun for both kids and adults!  more »
  • Chance visit to the Dinosaur exhibit. Lots of fun! Wish I had more time to explore more of what Union Station has to offer. Next time maybe the planetarium!  more »
  • Union Station Kansas City is a great attraction to visit for indoor activities. The station is historic and have several attractions for individuals and families, like restaurants and the Illusion...  more »
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  • Our whole family loves Union Station! There’s so much to see and do. On our most recent trip we went to see the Stonehenge exhibit. I love all the traveling exhibits they bring in. We’ve been to Stonehenge, Dinosaurs, and the Pompeii exhibits and enjoyed all three. We also love the planetarium shows, extreme theater, and Science City. We haven’t done the new zombie escape experience, but look forward to it in the future. The cost with a membership makes the shows at Union Station very reasonable and we can spend an entire day there having fun.
  • Amazing history to explore. Science City is super fun for the whole family. The many traveling exhibits throughout the year are always fantastic to see & educational! Couple cafés offer quick bites and drinks. An annual membership is well worth it!
  • I found, history, amazement, astonishment, surprise, wonderment and many feelings which may be not able to express in proper words. I feel so happy, lucky, fortunate to have its visit in my life. There are several categories of blocks to visit and have fun. Children can enjoy the Science City section. History loving and senior citizens can have the glimpse of history of Union Station. Art loving ones can see how beautiful and wonderful building it is. Foodies will also have something to explore inside. Couple (married ones / before relation) can have good memory over there. Friends Company or Colleagues can have peaceful and memorable moments around. You will see attraction, not only inside the building, but also outside the building including Fountain and Beautiful lights at night. I'll suggest to every visitor, don't miss the golden chance to capture memory.
  • Yet another Kansas city icon. Rich history preserved by the generosity of the citizens of Kansas city. The preservation of this beautiful building almost didn't happen. From the planetarium to the theaters science city and 5 star restaurants all worthy of a family friendly venue. Constantly changing exhibits add to the experience. Easy to find with tons of off street parking available where the first 30 minutes are free. Bring the kids and plan on spending the day here you won't regret it.
  • They always have great exhibits to bring the family to see, as well as the trains! Always beautifully decorated for the holidays. It's a rich piece of history- an educational gem! Also it's a great place for an upscale lunch or dinner in one of the very cozy resturants located inside!

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