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Address: 1820 Market Street, Saint Louis, MO 63188
Phone Number: +1 314-421-6655
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Built in 1894, this massive Romanesque-style building was one of the...

Built in 1894, this massive Romanesque-style building was one of the largest train terminals in the world.

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Historical

Nice! Worth seeing! Beautifully restored. Shopping, food , bar. It's great to see a piece of history.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2014
Connie L
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Fort Madison, Iowa
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Fort Madison, Iowa
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

Nice! Worth seeing! Beautifully restored. Shopping, food , bar. It's great to see a piece of history.

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Thank Connie L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

I hate to write a bad review about an historical site but this place is simply not worth wasting your time to visit. Old building. Up keep not up to par. Security not good. I did not feel safe. Simply a big shopping mall and food court. All overpriced, food not good. Everything overpriced. The highlight of the trip was... More 

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Boonton, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014

Union Station is such a historic landmark, it is too bad there are so many vacant stores inside. Enter through the hotel on Market street and you can enjoy spectacular architecture throughout. Don't miss the Whispering Arch at the foot of the main staircase...a ton of fun. Enjoy a drink in the upper bar of the hotel overlooking the station... More 

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Juda
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

I looked forward to going here but after I got there we couldn't find the main entrance to the mall area. The whole front and one side of the old depot is for hotel guests only. We finally got in through what would have been an old truck to rail and vice versa loading dock area when some lady was... More 

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Thank Steven K
NH
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101 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

Love the hotel esp at night when they do the light show! The old station is a mix of fast foods food court, museum of RR history, entertainment and shops. Go to the back and outside, small lGoon to ride peddle boats, fed ducks and koi, Hardrock Cafe and Landrys restaurant

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Thank Ellie K
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

The Grand Hall is magnificent with statues, stained glass and the "whispering arches" at the front door. Just added is a 10 minute mini movie projected on the ceiling, depicting various historical events in St. Louis. St. Louis is celebrating 250 years this year.

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Thank Therese62
St. Petersburg, Florida
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235 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

Fascinating old rail station with a lot of history, but the reincarnation as a mall is struggling. Several tacky shops, a few fast food places and not much more.

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Thank HealthyGourmet
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

I am not sure what other reviewers were looking for in a hotel. The staff were incredibly helpful and seemed to enjoy their jobs. Several knew a great deal about the history of this beautiful landmark. If you enjoy history and incredible architecture, you will love this hotel. Is it a quirky place to stay when compared top ranking hotels,... More 

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Thank Jane N
Chicago
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

Twenty years past we visited this location and spent the afternoon as there was many things to do and enjoy. We returned this year and were sadly disappointed as many of the places we visited have departed and what remains are unappetizing food options and stores that sell overpriced and shoddy goods. There is nothing there to attract tourists to... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

This spot is STILL among my favorites in St. Louis, even though I've noted that some other visitors to St. Louis have decried the closing of so many of the businesses inside the attached mall. Well........HELLO, people...did you all not notice a recent economic downturn?!? We're lucky they stuck it out to keep the mall open at all, but better... More 

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