Union Pacific Depot

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 1902, it is included on the Register of Historic Kansas 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!

Venue Amenities, Availability and Pricing

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
  • Non-Commercial Fee*: $50 per hour or $300 full day, 
  • Commercial Fee*: $100 per hour or $600 full day
* Alcohol fee and/or refundable damage deposit may also apply.

Additional Information

Questions? Want to schedule a tour? Contact Event Supervisor, Jonathan Mertz, at 785-587-2729 ext. 208 or by email

Reserving the Space

To reserve the Union Pacific Depot, download and complete the appropriate reservation application form.

Non-Commercial use is any use that is non-commercial in nature, including but not limited to social uses, government uses, and non-profit uses. A non-commercial use shall not be considered a commercial use solely because it is soliciting funds or support for a non-commercial purpose as part of the event.

Non-Commercial Reservation Application Form
(Appropriate for birthday parties, showers, reunions, small weddings and other social events)

Commercial use is any use that produces a profit or a potential profit by a public or private entity and/or a use involving the sale or promotion of goods or services, or conducting business/training for a for-profit organization.

Commercial Reservation Application Form

Return in person to the Flint Hills Discovery Center or by email to mertz@cityofmhk.com