Kansas City's Union Station...a place to visit

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Suburban

union station



Just south of downtown Kansas City is the Union Station.  It was built in 1914 as a working train station.  Each year tens of thousands travelers went through that station.  During World WarII more than a million people utilized Union Station.  Within the building were businesses such as restaurants, barber shop, cigar shop, etc.

Years past and in the 1980's Union Station sat empty.  There was talk of tearing down the landmark.  But in 1996 a bi-state initiative saved it from demolition.  The project was completed in 1999 with an Amtrak service, shops, restaurants, Science City, the KC Rail Experience, Gottlieb Planetarium, and a theater.

So, the next time you are in Kansas City, plan a trip to the Union Station.

Jacqueline McCroy Elbert
RE/MAX Realty Suburban

Comments (3)

David R. Fuller
RE/MAX - Anthem, AZ
Sounds good, my kids love trains.
Jan 30, 2007 04:18 PM
Jacqueline McCroy Elbert
RE/MAX Realty Suburban - Overland Park, KS

David-If you do come to Kansas City and your children enjoy trains, please enjoy a meal at Fritz's Railroad Restaurant.  At the 18th Street location (the original location) you place your order from a phone at the table the a train delivers your food...lotsa fun.



Jan 31, 2007 02:13 AM
Danny Smith

I'm glad they saved it. It looks like a magnificant Building!

YOUR the lady with the blog on Fountains! That was another interesting piece of hiostorical information! Keep it up!

Feb 02, 2007 07:43 PM