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Memories Museum in Union Station
The "Memories Museum," located on the second level, was founded as a joint venture by St. Louis Station Associates and the Museum of Transportation. "O" Gauge model trains, railroad china and silverware, uniforms, timetables, a working model railroad and other artifacts and memorabilia from St. Louis Union Station's glory days as a major rail hub are exhibited in the museum, along with a video theatre that showcases the restoration of St. Louis Union Station.

Memories Museum in Union Station
The Museum is free to the general public and is open during St. Louis Union Station's operating hours.
St. Louis Union Station - A National Historic Landmark with Memories As Major Rail Hub
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - Saint Louis Union Station, a massive, Romanesque-style building, designed by architect Theodore Link in 1894, was once the largest and busiest railroad terminal in the world.

In 1976, the St. Louis Union Station was designated a National Historic Landmark. After an extensive $150 million restoration, the facility, including an expansive 11.5 acre trainshed reopened in 1985 with a hotel, unique marketplace of shops, assortment of fine restaurants and cafes, live entertainment and a lake with boats ... all under one roof.

Today, the Grand Hall features a barrel-vaulted ceiling of unsurpassed gilt work, stained glass over the entrance, scale models of trains and statues. Visitors can discover the Station's past and present with a self-guided walking tour through one of the nation's most significant rail stations and restoration projects. Additional activies are featured throughout the year including historic and refurbished train displays, children's entertainment, sports events and exhibits.

Once again the Station is undergoing a new renovation. This time its being undertaken by the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, located in what is known as the Headhouse. Formerly a Marriott, the hotel is owned by Lodging Hospitality Management, a St. Louis-based hotel owner/operator with 23 hotels and venues in the greater St. Louis area, which acquired the hotel along with the entire Union Station complex.


Across from Union Station is Aloe Plaza and the magnificent Carl Milles' Fountain with elaborate bronze sculptural pieces representing the meeting of the rivers.

Saint Louis was established as a trading post on the west banks of the Mississippi River in 1764 by a French fur trapper named Pierre LaClede. Business was good from the beginning. Soon the village became the center of commerce with furs as the main source of exchange for goods.


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Today, elements of Old Saint Louis remain as Laclede's Landing, a nine - block industrial area that once housed companies producing coffee, leather goods, mattresses, tobacco, whiskey, candy and machinery for the barges. The historic area is located north of the Gateway Arch. At night, horse drawn carriages and live music add to the downtown atmosphere. Nearby, sightseeing excursions and gaming boats offer additional choices for entertainment.

Directions: Union Station is located at 1820 Market Street, between 18th and 20th Streets. The historic building is north of I-64 and just four blocks west of Scottrade Center. The landmark is within walking distance of Busch Stadium and the Gateway Arch.

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