Trip Planner:   USA  /  Missouri  /  Kansas City  /  Union Station

Union Station, Kansas City

4.5
#1 of 9 in Historic Sites in Kansas City
Visit a science museum and catch a train, all in one building at the lovingly restored Union Station. The station was heavily used when it was built in 1914, but fell into disrepair after World Word II until it was closed in 1985. After almost 20 years of neglect, the station reopened in 1999, after significant renovation. Now the station is a cultural and transportation hub, featuring museums such as Science City, a 3-D movie theater, and a large planetarium. Union Station is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Kansas City Edition.
Create an itinerary including Union Station
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Union Station Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,288 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • This is definitely the way to go. We did not use this transportation, but definitely will the next visit to KC. You can travel from Union Station ST Louis cheaper then gas  more »
  • I thought there would be more shopping in here- there is the Science City but we didn’t go in. There is an awesome walkway from Union Station to Crown Center... it was nice to walk without having to w...  more »
Google
  • It’s very nice place to visit especially for kids. The science city is really awesome and has hundreds of games to develop the child brain. I highly recommend this place to visit. As well the palntraum show was amazing with its 360 rotation and high resolution plus the arrangement of stories for kids to be able to understand them.
  • Union Station is a must see for locals and visitors alike. Visiting can easily be an all day affair, starting with breakfast or coffee, then lunch, and a high end supper restaurant. Union Station houses multiple museums as well as Science City, a hands on experience for children of all ages. One museum is for touring exhibits only, which calls for revisiting on a regular basis. Several government offices are based here, including the Post Office, voter registration, and INS. While I enjoy the amenities, I plan to use Union Station as my primary walk-about for exercise. The architecture is awe inspiring--all the intricate detailing creates a new experience every time.

Plan your trip to Kansas City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Kansas City

View all >
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Kansas City

4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Kid-friendly things to do in Kansas City

4.3
Duration: 4​h
3.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
2.3
Duration: 4​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Kansas City

4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in Kansas City

View all >
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 4​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Kansas City

3.9
Duration: 4​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h
3.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min