A former working train station that accommodated hundreds of thousands of passengers each year today sits as one of the most grandiose and most highly visited spots in all of Kansas City. In the past, this massive train station held restaurants, a cigar store, barber shop, the nation’s largest Railway Express Building, and an impressive powerhouse that provided steam and power. The station is still a popular destination for visitors of all ages. Guests marvel at her Grand Hall’s 95-foot ceiling, three 3,500-pound chandeliers, as well as the six-foot-wide clock that is hanging in her central arch.
When you visit Union Station, you will have the opportunity to check out an exhibit which is known as the KC Rail Experience. At the exhibit, you will take a hands-on journey through the fascinating history of the American railroad. You will enjoy the sights and sounds from the golden age of rail travel. It includes a locomotive simulator that offers you an engineer’s view of the rails.Union Station also has a planetarium which is considered to be one of the largest planetariums in the Midwest. At the planetarium, you can enjoy spectacular public shows as well as night sky viewing opportunities. The attraction also offers an interactive educational experience in the field of astronomy.
Shopping, dining, and additional entertainment options await as well, all you have to do is visit and explore!