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Union Station, Kansas City

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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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  • We visited in December. Not being from Kansas City we didn’t know this was the place to be-like everyone was there. If you want that Disney in the Midwest feel kc’s train station is the place to be... 
    We visited in December. Not being from Kansas City we didn’t know this was the place to be-like everyone was there. If you want that Disney in the Midwest feel kc’s train station is the place to be...  more »
  • We drove to KC for the Maya display and really enjoyed the presentation. It was very informative and had a ton of really cool pieces. I really liked the larger tablets that showed life in the Mayan... 
    We drove to KC for the Maya display and really enjoyed the presentation. It was very informative and had a ton of really cool pieces. I really liked the larger tablets that showed life in the Mayan...  more »
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  • My most favorite place of all in Kansas City!! Love everything about this place, so much stories touched my heart I cried on my first trip heartwarming feeling to see this historic stunning architecture been frozen in time. I’ve been visiting this place three times now and will come back for more. It’s a family-friendly adventure no doubt a truly magnificent place to spend with your families. Can’t wait for more special events to come especially during Xmas. There’s a link connecting this place to Sea life , Lego Land and Crown Center Plaza where you can find stores and various kinds of international cuisines.
  • This is a great place to visit. I love the architecture of the building and all of the history connected to it. The basement always has an exhibit that you can tour. It was a Mayan exhibit when I went. I love that you can eat at the restaurant, get a drink, or simply just explore. I included a picture showing the second and third floors. Most people miss this experience but it is worth it. The second and third floors have little museum exhibits all along the halls to teach you about the history of the building and the trains. It's really interesting and the views are amazing. I even captured a picture of the World War I museum across the street. We visited with my mother-in-law who used a wheelchair and all of these sites are completely accessible. I recommend visiting and perhaps having lunch while you are there. It's fun for all ages.

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