A visit to Union Station means a visit to an architectural masterpiece and a piece of Kansas City's living history - this is a place where you can find adventure, learning, and see one of the most iconic buildings in the city!
Union Station was built back in 1914, spanning 850,000 sq ft and originally featured 900 rooms, and in her prime the station accommodation hundreds of thousands of passengers each year.
Did you know that during WWII, an estimated one million people (many soldiers) passed through? In fact, Union Station even had restaurants, barber shop, cigar store, railroad offices, and the largest Railway Express Building in the nation!
Today, you can visit Union Station for FREE, and see this amazing part of Kansas City history come to life all around you.
Within the station you can find a permanent railway exhibit called the KC Railway Experience, as well as exhibit space for traveling exhibits produced by the Smithsonian - all amazing ways for children and adults alike to learn all about the rich history (in the very place it all happened!)
Also within the Union Station complex is Science City , as well as a Planetarium, so there is SO much more to explore and learn from that just the history of the station, so let's depart for that railroad-tastic family day out in Kansas City, and have FUN!
Free for the station, some of the attractions have admission
Same as adult
You can buy your tickets for Science City, the planetarium and other activities at the Union Station Ticket Office.
There are plenty of places in and around Union Station to grab some food! There's steak and seafood, a cafe with delicious artisan coffee, and Harvey's with a great menu!
There are plenty of shops in Union Station! There's the amazing Science City store with science adventures to take home, delicious Rocky Mountain chocolate, Heartland merchandise from the Kansas City Store, and more!
Wheelchairs are available at the Information Booth located in Grand Hall. They are available on a first come first serve basis for our guests at no charge. They require a valid driver's license to hold as a deposit during the use of the wheelchair.
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Private Mother's Room located on B Level across from Innovation Room. Additional space available in Grand Plaza.
Building hours: 6am - midnight
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