Formerly the most important train station west of the Mississippi, Union Station has since been converted into a beautiful hotel, fun-filled shopping mall, and amusement complex. Plus, it's just a quick train ride from the Kiel Center and downtown, so you can browse before going to a hockey or baseball game.
I enjoyed my visit here but was a lil upset that the pay to park here seemed to be rather expensive. We went to Hard Rock to eat lunch and then went to tour the hotel lobby that ran through Union Station. While some of the shops were enjoyable, a lot of them were very touristy, while I actually enjoy this sort of thing, some others may not. It was very busy and hectic the day that I was here.
This is a wonderful one-of-a-kind shopping experience. My in-laws live in St. Louis and we make it to Union Station every time we visit, 3-4 times a year. The best time to go is around the holidays.....lots of little kiosks with original t shirts, jewelry, toys for the kids.....it is a great place and lots of good food too. Casa Gallardos is the place to go for Mexican!
Most of the details are carved and painted plaster -- in this case there is gilt added also. The tiles are a richer green than they seem in the photo.
The stained glass window includes an image of the old courhouse dome. The three women represent the main U.S. train stations during the 1890s -- New York, St. Louis and San Francisco.
Nice place to shop, hang out, drink and eat. Check out the City Improv club which is here. Also nice is the goldfish pond outside of the station.