“The Monument Comes Alive” is the breathtaking digital show created by Quixotic, Bazillion Pictures and BIC Media, that transformed Union Station into a 3D, mind-blowing masterpiece during the kickoff to the Celebration of the Century marking Union Station's Centennial on Sept. 5. We're excited to be able to share the original production video - uploaded in HD for your full screen viewing pleasure! You can also visit our Youtube page to see various videos we've re-shared capturing both the digital show and fireworks finale.What a Night! Recent Press Coverage
On October 30, 2014, Union Station Kansas City will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. This majestic landmark opened and was dedicated on October 30, 1914. During its opening ceremony, Union Station was heralded as one of the most beautiful train stations in the country and that tradition continues today. Union Station is still considered one of the top 23 train stations in the country. read more
Union Station became the region's transportation hub for decades, serving as the gateway to the West for many people traveling through and moving to other parts of the country. It also was the station where the greatest number of soldiers traveled through on their way to or way home from World Wars I & II. Union Station has been Kansas City’s favorite landmark for decades. During the 1960s and 1970s when train traveled declined and the Station fell into disrepair, citizens from across the region came together to save and restore this historic monument. In 1996, a historic short-term bi-state tax, along with federal dollars and private donations, raised the funds to fully restore the station to its original beauty. Union Station re-opened on November 10, 1999.
Today, Union Station is a thriving civic center for Kansas City, featuring many special attractions and as the host site for big community events, festivals, business and education forums. It also is one of the favorite destinations for visitors and residents. Union Station will celebrate its Centennial Anniversary with a number of special events the weekend of October 30 – November 2, 2014. Details are still being finalized for these events, and will be announced soon. See the full history in the timeline.
Union Station has a number of Centennial Celebration sponsorship available for organization to help support special Centennial events that will be hosted at Union Station during the fall of 2014.See the full list of opportunities here.
We invite individuals and organizations to partner with Union Station in this special Centennial Celebration.See All Sponsors
The Westin has teamed up with Union Station to help celebrate 100 years of history with a $100 rate for Union Stations Centennial Celebration! Click below for more details and book your room now!Book your Centennial Rate Now