Historic St. Louis Union Station is Getting Ready to Put the “BITE” into Your Next Meeting or Event
New developments are underway at historic St. Louis Union Station. At its height, the station was once the world’s largest and busiest railroad station. Today, St. Louis Union Station offers an exclusive and authentic experience for meeting attendees that will not be found anywhere else. The hotel was recently rebranded as the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton.
The highly-anticipated St. Louis Aquarium is the latest attraction to add to the appeal of this historic landmark. The 75,000-square-foot St. Louis Aquarium, scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2019, will be part of a $70 million entertainment complex at St. Louis Union Station. The $45 million attraction will feature one-of-a-kind exhibits and tanks with one million gallons of water housing thousands of aquatic species. A shark tank holding one of the largest collections of sharks in the Midwest will be a highlight of the new attraction. The exhibit will feature a Shark Bridge, a unique V-shaped rope bridge that will suspend visitors just inches above the 385,000-gallon shark-filled tank. In addition, the venue will include an 8,500-square-foot private event space featuring the Shark Tank as a backdrop for a memorable meeting experience and one-of-kind photo opportunities.
Other components of the entertainment complex at St. Louis Union Station will include the St Louis Wheel, a 200-foot-high wheel offering views of the St. Louis skyline, a boardwalk, a Train Park and a breath-taking fire and light show along the property’s scenic water feature. In addition to all of the amenities on site St. Louis Union Station is just steps from numerous downtown attractions, restaurants, hotels, galleries and nightclubs as well as the MetroLink light rail system.