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Address: 800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone Number: 800-872-7245
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An Architectural Gem

Whether traveling through it on Amtrak,Metrolink,other transportation systems or just enjoy people watching in a location used in too many movies & TV shows to list it's worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Long Beach, California
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Culver City, California
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211 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is classic train architecture... and so worth the trip. Just one of the most beautiful stations in the country.. .I want to travel form there one day soon.

Thank Jerry P
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been taking the train for over 35 years. I have seen Union Station go through many transformation over the years. Its a great place now. Very safe.

Thank TNoel44
Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An iconic landmark. I love Union station. Old LA California charm. Taking a train from here is easy and you can go up or down the lovely coast. Make it part of your trip and you won't forget it.

Thank psycheinc
Long Beach, California
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether traveling through it on Amtrak,Metrolink,other transportation systems or just enjoy people watching in a location used in too many movies & TV shows to list it's worth a visit.If you like trains; both cross-country and local, its the downtown nexus.There's even a decent lunch spot if you have the time.

Thank white0rca
Santa Monica, California
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51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Union Station is a classic taste of timeless Los Angeles that is used for movie location production (for eras 1935 to 2015)amidst the comings and goings of Amtrack and Metrolink. Plenty of parking, dining options, and paper stands in the Station. And just across the street is the famed historic center of Los Angeles birth, Olvera Street with dozens of... More 

Thank Tom R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had no trouble at all travelling to or from Union Station. Public transit goes there. Once you buy a Tap card, you can reload it at any time and use it to travel on transit. Union Station is a useful hub - we picked up the Flyaway to LAX there and it was on time and got us to the... More 

Thank Merrie T
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our visit to this station. It has a selection of delightful artworks & design features that we thoroughly enjoyed. We also enjoyed being able to go up onto the platforms to look at the really impressive trains even though we weren't actually catching one!

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had seen this famous station in films, so it was amazing actually being inside it. It was much bigger that we imagined.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Union Station is one of the central hubs for the metro system and the main Amtrak station for LA. There is major work being done on the station while I was there but you can still see the old style grandure of the building. But of a walk to some of the Amtrak platforms but if you are unable to... More 

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brit in canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just popped in for a browse after reading about it and it was well worth it. Beautiful arcitecture, and lovely outside areas, it is definately worth a visit. I actually was alittle disappointed not to be getting atrain from there!It feels like a real part of history.

Thank noddy99

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