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Address: 800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone Number: 800-872-7245
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: First Los Angeles train depot.

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A Grand, Historic and Functional Building

It's easy to ride the train from San Diego to Union Station, taking 3 hrs. Just seeing the station's styles of Art Deco, Mission Revival, and Streamline Modern, in this early... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It's easy to ride the train from San Diego to Union Station, taking 3 hrs. Just seeing the station's styles of Art Deco, Mission Revival, and Streamline Modern, in this early settlement area of L.A., is evidence of its age and beauty. It's in great shape. The wood/leather furniture, marble floors and grand rooms with arched windows are beautiful. The... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

They really need to give this place a face lift and learn from the Japanese and Europeans how train travel should be. This place is dirty, smells of urine, I went to the bathroom and the floors were filthy, and had womens underwear just left on the floor!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful station with lots of original features. The leather arm chairs are very comfortable and there are plenty of places to buy refreshments.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I go through here almost every day. Usually it does not smell like old urine. Sometimes it does. In the past couple of years the food options have improved and there's a cool fish tank to stare at while you're waiting for travelers to arrive.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great upgrade, it is really a pleasure to use this hub. Very updated, modern and just a pleasant atmosphere now.

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Panorama City, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I wanted to go to Olvera St but I didn't want to drive so I took the Metro link from Pasadena to Union Station. Once inside Union Station I was amazed at how beautiful it was, and the history of this building is unbelievable. I thought I would be nervous and afraid but I felt alive and safe. After visiting... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

As soon as AMTRAK arrived at the station, we disembarked and due to excellent baggage handling, we were directed to our waiting charted coach to travel to Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles. I've been thru this station a few times and it is like the people of this whole wide world was represented there. I LOVED IT! It is very clean... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

best and safe way to travel..taken Amtrak and also flyaway bus to airport... the metro-link is cheaper than Amtrak..Union station also have some eating option like subway

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Amazing floors, roof, and just about everything. Sitting in a gorgeous part of the city, well worth a visit. Food available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My 16 year old daughter & I flew from Tel Aviv into LAX on our way to San Diego. I had booked reserve train seats on-line, because we were told it was a very busy time in SD (ComicCon, 1Direction). Union Station was an unexpected bonus! Even though we were pretty tired, this place woke us up. The architecture is... More 

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