Union Pacific Depot

The historic Union Pacific Depot is a charming location for your next event, located east of the Flint Hills Discovery Center along Ft. Riley Boulevard. Built in 1903, it is included on the National Register of Historic Places and previously served as Manhattan's train station. 

The Union Pacific Depot is perfect for meetings, birthday parties, graduation celebrations, retirement dinners, bridal or baby showers, intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions, rehearsal dinners, and more!

Rental of the Union Pacific Depot includes access to 1,910 square feet of event space, two restrooms, a small kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator (no stove), large outdoor patio area, free parking, and use of the facility's tables and chairs. Free Wi-Fi is located throughout the facility and AV accommodations are available. Trash and recycling services are also provided.

  • Availability: 8:00 AM – midnight
  • Capacity: 62 seated, 70 standing
  • Fee*: $45 per hour
* Alcohol fee and/or refundable damage deposit may also apply.

We are here to help.
Questions about availability, hours, capacities or fees? Want to schedule a tour of the space? Contact Event Supervisor, Jonathan Mertz, at 785-587-2729 ext. 208 or by email

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Need some inspiration about what kinds of events you can host? Visit our Event Types & Ideas page.

Ready to rent?
To reserve the Union Pacific Depot, download and complete the Reservation Application Form, and return in person to the Flint Hills Discovery Center or by email to mertz@cityofmhk.com.