"Union Station's Beaux Arts Interior" Union Station Tip by BeatChick

Union Station, Chicago: 5 reviews and 21 photos

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Many visitors to Chicago are bound to come through Union Station either via Amtrak train or by bus (Greyhound or Megabus). While there, take a moment to stroll inside to the Great Hall to check out the exemplary Beaux Arts elements dreamed up by famed architect, Daniel Burnham.

If you enter Union Station via the main entrance (directly across from the Art Deco entrance on Canal Street), just walk downstairs, take a right and keep going straight. You'll pass underneath the street and enter the Great Hall.

Hang your head back to notice the architectural features on the ceiling and to view the aspect of the skylight - gorgeous!

Also, inside is a food court with wifi; not free, it costs $3 for 30 minutes. Even if you purchase food it doesn't count towards the cost, it's separate.

If you come into town and need to power up your cell phone (provided you've brought your charger), you may either use the plugs in the restroom or in the food court.

Be forewarned: Union Station's luggage lockers are emptied at midnight! I called ahead of time to find out & because I wasn't staying overnight was forced to bring just a few things in a carryon bag (one I bought at the BHV in Paris - thanks, madaboutparis!)

Photos: May 14, 2008

Address: 210 South Canal St, Chicago, IL 60606
Directions: At the intersection of Canal & Adams Streets
Phone: (312) 655-2524
Website: http://www.chicagounionstation.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 18, 2008
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