Genghis Khan Has Invaded Kansas City’s Union Station
Discover the man behind the legend in the blockbuster exhibition experienced
by over two million people around the world
Kansas City, Mo. – In the 13th century, the arrival of Genghis Khan, the Mongolian warrior-ruler, to a city would send people running in fear. Last week, over 300 special guests enthusiastically welcomed him to Kansas City and Union Station. Genghis Khan: Bringing the Legend to Life, the latest world-class exhibition to open in the Bank of America Gallery at Union Station, transports guests around the globe and back eight centuries to witness how a once-feared leader, today serves as a model of innovation, tolerance and pride to a vast population of the world.
“I would like the people who come to this exhibition to learn about the Mongolian people, their lifestyle and change their usual misperception of Genghis Khan,” Yondon Otgonbayar, Mongolia’s Ambassador to the United States, said. “Mongolians have brought many things to civilization, for example eyeglass, pants, stirrups and hamburgers.
Genghis Khan was not only a brilliant military strategist known for ruthless practices, but also a leader known for fierce loyalty to his people, a pioneer for religious freedom and an innovator credited with many inventions still used today.
Presented in Kansas City for the first time, this world tour features nearly 300 spectacular objects, including rare and sophisticated weapons, costumes, jewels, ornaments, instruments and numerous other fascinating relics and elaborate artifacts presenting a more complete image of the legendary leader. With hundreds of artifacts from Genghis’s 13th century Empire, the historic exhibition is the largest such collection ever to tour.
As well, this exhibition tells the story of how a poor, fatherless, nomadic boy developed the skill and cunning to conquer half the world and establish the largest empire ever to exist. At the same time, it serves as a cultural exchange between the East and West, as guests will discover an intriguing culture with a rich heritage that has spanned the globe.
“Union Station presents this exhibition in a format which employs rich visuals, color and lighting,” George Guastello, president and CEO, Union Station said. “In following with our tradition of excellence in “edutainment,” there are interactive components, live musical performances by Mongolian artists, and a calligraphy station which all add to the immersive experience.”
Visitors to the exhibition receive the identity of a civilian at the beginning of their journey. From warrior to spy to princess, they will follow this character’s life throughout the rise of the great Mongol Empire.
Tickets & Pricing*
• Member Price: $12.95
• General Admission Adult: $17.95
• General Admission Child: $14.95
• VIP Voucher: $21 (Adds flexibility to visit exhibition any time and reduces box office wait)
• Groups: Adult $10/Child $9 (Available for groups of 10 or more)
*An additional $1.25 Preservation Fee is added to the prices shown above and to every touring
exhibition ticket to help preserve our historic building.
Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm
For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.genghiskhanuskc.com.
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About Union Station Kansas City, Inc. Union Station Kansas City -- a 501(c)3 non-profit organization -- is a 104-year-old historical landmark and celebrated civic asset renovated and reopened to the public in 1999. Now 20 years later, Science City has earned the distinction of Kansas City’s “Favorite Attraction” and “Favorite Family-Friendly Attraction”, while Union Station as a whole is recognized as KC’s “Favorite Historic Attraction” and “Best of KC”. The organization -- dedicated to preserving its historic monument and its stories, inspiring lifelong learning and creating lasting memories for our community -- is home to Kansas City’s internationally-awarded Science City – Powered by Burns & McDonnell; the new Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium; the Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre; the popular Model Railroad Experience; City Stage featuring live theater, and a selection of unique shops and restaurants. Union Station is also home to prominent area civic organizations and businesses, and regularly hosts world-class traveling exhibitions. Awarded “Top Banquet Facilities in KC” by KC Business Journal, the facility annually hosts hundreds of community events and private celebrations of all sizes. Visit WWW.UNIONSTATION.ORG for details. Also, follow us on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and YOUTUBE.
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