A New Station in The Nation

St. Louis’ Union Station is revitalized

From new attractions to unique places to dine, the new and improved Union Station has a lot to offer. The revamped venue is held in the heart of St. Louis and offers a wide variety of updated activities. As the 125th anniversary arrives, new attractions have been added all around.

The Hotel

The St. Louis Union Station Hotel adds a timeless touch to the attraction as a whole. Every guest room includes a work area, flatscreen TV and spacious bedroom while suites also offer a courtyard view and can be individually railroad themed, according to curiocollection3.hilton.com. The entire hotel is decorated with tall archways and glass mosaics to bring the 1800s station back to life. The hotel offers a variety of amenities such as a fitness center, pool, putting green and golf course, according to curiocollection3.hilton.com. In the morning, one can stop by Starbucks located in the hotel and grab coffee as well as head over to the Grand Hall Market and buy a souvenir or treat.


Several different restaurants are provided for guests to choose from when visiting Union Station. Starting with Station Grille, the restaurant goes along with the same old-time theme as the hotel. Taking pride in their excellent staff, Station Grille also offers a variety of food as well as a buffet, according to tripadvisor.com. For more elegant dining, look to The Grand Hall. Standing 65 feet tall at its tallest point with remarkable art glass windows, this restaurant offers a delightful night filled with well-prepared dishes, according to stlouisunionstation.com. Located by the lake underneath the train shed, Landry’s is a seafood joint famous for shrimp and catfish, according to stlouisunionstation. With both indoor and outdoor seating, this spot is perfect for any season. The 1894 Cafe is an old school inspired restaurant that has anything from quick snacks to creative sandwiches and salads. Another retro restaurant, The Soda Fountain, is another destination at Union Station. Known for their piled-high Freak Shakes, there is something for all ages to enjoy.


Beginning with a new St. Louis icon, The Wheel is a 200-foot high ferris wheel that looks over all of St. Louis in a 15-minute ride, according to thestlouiswheel.com. At the price of $15 for adults and $10 for children, all can enjoy the beauty of the city. A spin back in time is provided by the Carousel. With detailed designed animals, memories can be made and childhoods can be re-lived. The new St. Louis Aquarium, opening on Christmas Day, is a 120,000 square foot building home to 13,000 animals, 257 species and 44 exhibits, according to stlouisaquarium.com. This destination can make a splash for anyone who visits. Bringing a piece of the 1904 World’s Fair back into the light, the Mirror Maze is a fun yet challenging pass time. For $8, families and friends can navigate their way through the house of mirrors. To put one’s agility and strength to the test, try out Union Station’s indoor rope course. With more than 90,000 cubic feet of climbing space, 30 obstacles and a 100-foot long zip line, adventurers of all skill levels can brave the course, according to stlouisunionstation.com.