Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

Most major cities around the world have spectacular train stations. You arrive at the station. You go inside. You visit the news stand to get your newspaper. You get your coffee at the coffee bar. Then you go to board your train.

Union Station in Kansas City in the U.S. state of Missouri was built in 1914, and it is one of those train stations that does not disappoint you when it comes to its architecture. You have the spectacular Main Hall. You have the restaurants. You have exhibits that you can look at while you wait for the train. You also have Science City, and you have model train displays. Yes, there is a huge model train exhibit here. There are also a movie theater, live theater, and a planetarium. Of course, you cannot forget the numerous trains that pass through here. As spectacular as this station is, it…

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