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8 Reasons To Experience St. Louis Union Station Halloween

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All aboard! Train or Treat has arrived in the station! St. Louis Union Station that is. The Union Station Halloween train has pulled back into the Lou and there’s something for the entire family to experience at this historic St. Louis location. If you are looking for a family Halloween activity in St. Louis then this is it. The second year in a row, this Halloween experience is sure to become an annual tradition.  

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8 Reasons To Experience St. Louis Union Station Halloween

2020 was most definitely an interesting year! The unprecedented way of life brought with it the need to create unique activities around the country and St. Louis was no exception. Our own Union Station stepped up to the challenge to bring fun and socially distant opportunities for families to still be able to enjoy the Halloween season. 

 

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St. Louis Union Station Halloween Activities 

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Halloween Maze

When you arrive in the parking lot of Union Station you’ll see a large white tent to enter the Halloween maze that will lead you to Train or Treat. Present your tickets at the entrance to the maze and then weave your way through a family friendly haunted house. Kids will love interacting with the some what spooky skeletons who are actually really funny. 

train or treat family halloween experience at union station in st louis

 

 

Halloween Themed Train Cars

Board the historic train cars to see Halloween themed displays! Guests can interact with the costumed characters aboard the train as well. One of the train cars is wheelchair accessible and can fit most strollers, but keep in mind that the other train cars are not wide enough due to the historic nature. 

 

Take a peek at the maze and train cars!

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Halloween Goodies

Children 12 and under will receive a pumpkin and goodie bag of candies included with their ticket. 

halloween candy train car with kids panda halloween costumes

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween Photo Opportunities

There are so many great Halloween photo opportunities throughout the experience.

baby witch halloween costume

 

 

 

Halloween On The St. Louis Wheel

View the St. Louis skyline from the 200-foot-tall wheel of gondolas! The St. Louis Wheel is lit up in Halloween colors and even looks like giant candy corn.

St. Louis city skyline at night

skeleton riding on the st. louis wheel gondola

A scary sight at 200 feet up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween At The Soda Fountain

Make a stop for some delicious eats! We had dinner at the Soda Fountain at Union Station. The food on the menu is a la carte and prices are reasonable for family dining. You’ll even find special Halloween Freak Shakes. Might I add that the BLT is delicious.  

st louis soda fountain blt sandwich with crinkle fries and pickle on the side

 

 

 

Halloween At The St. Louis Aquarium

You’ll see costumed divers in the Shark Canyon aquarium every Saturday and Sunday through October 31st. The divers will even be carving pumpkins underwater!   

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Halloween Hotel

Like most historic train stations, it has long been rumored that St. Louis Union Station is haunted. This landmark was in operation with trains from 1892 to 1994. Plenty of time for some travelers and visitors to stick around as ghosts. Don’t let the Halloween fun end with any of the above activities. Book a room and then let me know if you witness any ghostly apparitions!

In addition to staying in the hotel you can dine in the Grand Hall or one of the many other spectacular restaurants on site, tour the St. Louis Aquarium, climb high on the Ropes Course, and explore the Mirror Maze.  

st louis union station hotel historical landmark

image source: Union Station

 

 

More Details About Train Or Treat

 

  • Train Or Treat is open daily, October 8 – 31 from 4 to 8 p.m., Sundays through Thursdays and 4 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • General admission tickets are $14.99. You can reserve your tickets HERE.  
  • Children 2 and under are free.
  • Aquarium annual pass holders will receive a discount on tickets HERE.
  • Combination tickets and package deals with Train/Wheel or Train/Aquarium as also available.
  • The walk through experience takes about 30-45 minutes.
  • All guests 5 and older are required to wear a mask indoors.

 

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