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Union Station, Chicago

#70 of 605 in Things to do in Chicago
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Originally designed by famed architect Daniel Burnham ("make no small plans, they have no magic to stir men's blood") and completed in 1925 by the Graham, Anderson, Probst and White Firm, the Great Hall is considered to be one of the greatest indoor spaces in the United States.

The rich history and beauty of the Great Hall has made it a popular location for feature films including The Untouchables, My Best Friend's Wedding, Flags of Our Fathers and many others.

Within the Great Hall lies the newly restored Burlington Room. The room was originally constructed as the Women’s Lounge where ladies traveling could wait for the train and enjoy the services of the adjacent beauty parlor and other facilities. Now it is a flexible event space that will charm any guest. Wit h the perfect touch of history and elegance it is perfect for elegant gatherings of any kind.

For information on booking your next event contact:

Please see @Amtrak and @Metra for train information.
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  • Employees extremely helpful extremely friendly everything was clean and well taken care of. Looking forward to visiting again  more »
  • Unless you are a regular commuter, you probably haven't had reason to take a train lately. So you probably haven't visited Chicago's Union Station. But you probably recall one of the grand staircases....  more »
  • Very groomed, and busy train station as they go. Clean bathrooms, food and a great location to mill about town on the layover. Beautiful old station.
  • Magnificent building. Belongs to days gone by and yet is still as functional today as back when... --- love the history. Love the grandness. Love that the building is still here and has stood the test of time. Yet it's easy to notice, they don't build them like they used to.

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