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Great Station

I found that Union Station was big enough to serve me yet small enough that I didn’t get lost. I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Danielle W
Marissa, Illinois
It's all right place

I was come here from Royal oak ,Michigan Just for day , IT's real nice station there doing some... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Roseville, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I found that Union Station was big enough to serve me yet small enough that I didn’t get lost. I liked the assortment of restaurants for travelers to choose from. I also utilized the shops in Union Station. I liked that it was clean and...More

Thank Danielle W
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was come here from Royal oak ,Michigan Just for day , IT's real nice station there doing some work here the people are real nice, but leave train station is not easy to do .There was saying sorry about delays there . It's all...More

1  Thank johntavernier
Reviewed 1 week ago

As far as a train station, the building's architecture is worth seeing. It is under renovation and was quite warm during this hot September weekend, but, plenty to eat, enough places to sit, not very many employees on hand but it was a sunday. Comfortable...More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grand Hall is lovely to sit in and people watch while you wait for your train. The soaring ceilings and architecture are stunning. Maneuvering around the station is very easy and employees are always helpful and friendly. There are a number of decent food...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not as big as grand central but still a very impressive station. It is being renovated at the moment which is good.

Thank IAN O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used the Amtrak station for a recent trip on the Empire Builder to Spokane and back. We took the MI Wolverine train and transferred to the Empire builder for a wonderful journey across the northern route to Washington

Thank swalker616
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to use station. Staff is courteous and very helpful. Even have several options for grabbing a bite to eat as well

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to surprise my “Love” of 12yrs with an overnight train ride. It was so much fun. We stayed in one of the roomettes (smaller than Barbies closet in her toy dream house) lol lol... you would never believe the intimacy in talking sharing viewing...More

1  Thank Bby2myman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you are not taking Amtrak or Metra the Union Station is worth a visit to see the grand hall. The splendor of old alive today.

Thank AfishnamedArthur
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're traveling, take the time to enjoy and appreciate this giant station. Though there is a lot of restoration work going on right now, it's still easy to get around. However, the varied levels can be a bit confusing. The food court is tucked...More

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18 June 2018|
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Response from 982edd | Reviewed this property |
Right. The lounges are (1) the Metropolitan for those coming from or going onto Sleepers--and is part of the fare, and (2) The Legacy--on S. side of the large waiting room for $20. "Business class" as such is something I do... More
Brandi G
6 June 2018|
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Response from Dave C | Reviewed this property |
I'm always early when I travel because so many things can go wrong. 1.5 or 2 hours will be good but 1 hour may be too short. If you are checking bags I'd allow 1.5 or 2 hours for sure.
Jason D
27 May 2018|
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Response from 982edd | Reviewed this property |
Sleeping car passengers--coming or going--can use the Amtrak Metropolitan lounge free--which is where the showers are. The $20 that I think Reed S. mentions is the per-person cost for the other lounge (Legacy Lounge) across... More