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Photos: An inside look at Union Station's ropes course

There are actually two courses: Sky Trail is for anyone who can fit in a harness and Sky Tykes is for kids

ST. LOUIS — The attractions at St. Louis Union Station keep coming — with the opening of its new Train Shed restaurant, ropes course, A-Maze-Ing Discoveries mirror maze and St. Louis Aquarium gift shop.

The new Sky Trail and Sky Tykes ropes courses are located on the east side of the second level of Union Station, right outside the St. Louis Aquarium. The ropes course is two courses in one — Sky Trail is for any guest that can fit into the harness provided by Union Station and the Sky Tykes course is for guests under 48 inches in height or under 13 years of age.

Sky Trail towers are 36 feet tall and the course reaches a height of 50 feet over the lobby floor, officials said. It has 28 bridges and can accommodate 45 guests at a time. The Sky Tykes course is just a few feet off the ground.

The ropes courses were created by Ropes Course Inc., a company located in Allegan, Michigan, that provides design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and operation of amusement attractions.

The Train Shed restaurant also opened last Monday, featuring contemporary cuisine, beer and cocktails. The restaurant is located at the former Houlihan's restaurant space at 201 S. 18th St.

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