Union Station is a thing of classic beauty. St. Louis Union Station is a historic train station located in St. Louis, Missouri. Completed in 1894, this Beaux-Arts styled station is one of the largest and busiest train stations in the country. It was originally used to serve passenger and cargo trains until 1978. It is now a major dining, entertainment destination, with a hotel, several restaurants, stores, an aquarium, Soda Shop, Ferris wheel, obstacle course, event space, Coffee shop, and a miniature golf course. In addition, The station features a stunning Grand Hall and Bar, with a 95-foot barrel-vaulted ceiling and a grand staircase in the center. It is one of the most iconic and memorable train stations in the United States.
So, don’t just take my word for it, here what blogger at 100.9 The Eagle has to say: Doc Holliday
I have stayed at this Missouri hotel and I can confirm that it’s nice. Very very nice. I’m not sure I am qualified to say it’s one of the greatest in the world, but that’s exactly what a national website just declared is true. Let’s see if you agree.
When it comes to fun content about local place, Only In Your State is about as good as it gets. For the most part, I’ve found their writers are knowledgeable about what they’re talking about and I don’t question their decision to name a St. Louis, Missouri hotel as “one of the best hotels in the world”.
Which St. Louis, Missouri hotel is one of the best in the world?
I stayed there way back in 1998 during one of the Missouri Association of Broadcasters conventions. It was nice although I wasn’t under the illusion that I was staying in an exotic international resort like one in Paris or anything.
I think calling it “one of the greatest hotels in the world” is a little elaborate. I cast no stones though. Back in school, I remember being assigned to write a book report where I had to have a certain amount of words. I would frequently throw in wild adjectives to help pad my writing. Perhaps that’s the case with this nice feature on Union Station.