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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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Not a just stop, but a pretty one

We just visited to see the architecture. We didn't ride a train or check out the surroundings. We parked across the street for a couple of dollars. The Art Deco interior is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Vonore, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

A couple years ago I took the Amtrak Sunset Limited from Union Station. The train leaves at 10 pm, so after checking out of my hotel in Anaheim I had most of the day free. After doing some LA sightseeing I headed on down to Union Station. I was able to have my bag held at Amtrak's baggage storage so... More 

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Abbeville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It might be silly, but this was the one place I continued to go back to while I lived there and I still make a point of stopping through or even just taking the subway all the way to the end of the line just to spend a few moments enjoying the beauty of this place any time I'm in... More 

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Vonore, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We just visited to see the architecture. We didn't ride a train or check out the surroundings. We parked across the street for a couple of dollars. The Art Deco interior is beautiful. We especially liked the chandeliers and old wooden seats. The floors are beautifully tiled. It was quiet on a Sunday morning. We noticed they were setting up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Arrived at Union Station to take the Coast Starlight train from LA to San Fran - had no idea about the beauty of this station. Wish we had given ourselves more time to take in the courtyards and architecture of Union Station. Stop by even if you are not taking a train.

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

Ok, it's not exactly one stop, but as stations go, it's pretty convenient. It's a union, (pun intended) for LA Metro (Subway), Metrolink (commuter train), Amtrak, LAX Flyaway buses, megabus, and boltbus. It's got parking too as cheap as 6$ daily, and Olvera street which is a total food paradise is 2 blocks away. It's old in spots, but as... More 

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Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I have traveled through here a few times. The station itself is beautiful. It was always comfortable waiting for a train. I really liked when they added the food vendors. This time I was very glad I had a room on Amtrak and was able to use the Metropolitan Lounge. The waiting area in the hall was roped off, it... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I was staying at a hotel across from Union Station and after working, I took a look at the grand train station at night when there was little activity. The waiting rooms are unchanged with the wood paneling and you can still see the old grandeur of the station, I guess I couldn't help but notice the few people who... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I'm a SoCal native and I love Union Station. I think it's beautiful and I love learning about iconic movies that have been filmed there. That said, if you are on a short trip to LA and it's out of your way, I definitely wouldn't consider it a "Must Do." If you plan on spending a day in DTLA, though,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Came here after visiting olivera street big place very busy but it was sad lots of homeless people right across the street laying all around the park there where a lot of them such a shame right in the heart of downtown and nobody does nothing for them

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The good : It is a very beautiful and historic site the and lots of people always walking around during the daytime and rush hours the bad is just north of it, Next door is the county jail at a strip club on the south end of the freeway the ugly is that after its dark in this month of... More 

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