There’s Only One Train Station Like This In All Of Illinois And It’s Magnificent
By Melissa Mahoney|Published January 26, 2022
I'm an east coast girl living in a west coast world. I grew up in New England before moving to SoCal for several years. I then lived in NYC or a year before moving to AZ in 2009. I worked in the entertainment industry for many years of my adult life and I love photography, writing, and traveling around the U.S. as well as to far-flung locations around the world! Travel is my life and writing about it is a dream.
The arrival of the first trains in Chicago in the mid-1800s opened up a world of travel in the state of Illinois. Over time, more rails were built around the state and the need for larger stations grew. In 1925, four railroad companies joined together in union to build the Chicago Union Station, an iconic landmark in the city. This historic train station in Illinois is ornate, stunning, and there’s no other one like it in the state.