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Originally the rail terminal for 12 main lines and 30 subsidiary lines, Union Station hosts Amtrak; and it also became a hub for Kansas City, Missouri's new trolleys in spring 2016. This gorgeous... Read More
Originally the rail terminal for 12 main lines and 30 subsidiary lines, Union Station hosts Amtrak; and it also became a hub for Kansas City, Missouri's new trolleys in spring 2016. This gorgeous circa-1914 building was renovated in 1997 as a $188 million entertainment center set amid an historically accurate and dramatic restoration reflecting turn-of-the-century architecture. Individual attractions include the interactive children's Science City as well as shops and restaurants; a volunteer-run miniature train exhibit, movie screens, and a live theater stage. Recent traveling exhibits have featured the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci and 'Football Treasures Come to Union Station Kansas City,' featuring items from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
- Building: Daily 6am-Midnight
- Attractions: Tue-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm; Sun Noon-5:30pm
- Round Trip Ticket $14.50
Express Ticket (General Admission) $9.50
One Way Ticket $6.50
- Best Attractions & Activities: "You'll find reasonably-priced parking in a small lot ($1 cash per hour) or inside a nearby parking garage."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Union Station is a Kansas City architectural jewel that wraps modern restaurants and attractions in historical beauty.