This magnificent tree greets you as you enter the station. You can imagine its size by comparing the people in the picture to the size of the tree. There were so many people there, I couldn't get a shot of the tree by itself.
As air travel increased, the station fell into disrepair was closed in 1980 but was renovated and opened again in 1999. Each holiday season the station has it's Holiday Model Railroad Experience. People come to see the beautiful architecture of the building but kids (big and small) come to see the model trains.
If you look closely in this picture you can see the nutcracker standing in front of the tree on the right side.
Same shot just a little higher so you can see the ceiling and the gold stars and snowflakes handing from above.
Just in front of the two big trees is a cute little old train from Macy's (I think) that kids can ride. My two grandsons thought the train was so fun.
On to the model train exhibits:
These were just a few of the many train exhibits. I always enjoy visiting Union Station so if you are ever in Kansas City, stop and visit the station.