ST. LOUIS — Two of the new additions to Union Station now have firm opening dates.
The St. Louis Wheel and Soda Fountain restaurant will open their doors Monday, Sept. 30.
The St. Louis Wheel is 200 feet tall and features 42 gondolas that are climate controlled, meaning heat in the winter and A/C in the summer. They can hold up to eight people or six adults comfortably. The VIP gondola has glass floors, leather bucket seats and other amenities. The rides will last about 15 minutes.
The observation wheel also lights up with 1.6 million LED lights.
The Soda Fountain is a retro restaurant occupying the spot where the Hard Rock Café once stood. It’ll serve up extreme ‘freak’ shakes, sundaes, smashburgers and handcrafted sodas.
Tickets for the wheel will be $15 for adults (ages 13+) and $10 for children (ages 3 to 12).
The wheel will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the restaurant opens at 11 a.m.
The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station hasn't announced an official opening date yet. It is set to welcome its first visitors sometime in December.