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Union Station

800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Central L.A.)
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Ranked #61 of 385 attractions in Los Angeles
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Scenic Railroads, Public Transportation Systems
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: First Los Angeles train depot.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

I came here on my way to Pasadena (Metro: Gold Line). It looked very clean and old fashioned, with big brown chairs for passengers to sit on (you must have proof of ticket to be allowed in the seating area). It was beautiful indeed and a nice place to shield from the scorching LA sun. You can go outside as... More

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Los Angeles Union Station is a middle aged train station. It is often used as a backdrop in movies and television shows. The waiting room seating is more comfortable then many other stations. The availability of food is limited.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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193 reviews 193 reviews
16 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This blew us away - arrived from our hotel not expecting such stunning architecture and such a beautiful building in pristine condition. We had been to New York and Washington DC both of which left us underwhelmed. This one, on the other hand, felt like we were in a movie! I think the poor reviews probably relate to the Metro/subway... More

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North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This train station was beautiful. We actually had no clue what we were doing b/c it was our first time on one. The there was the awesome guy that helped us and did not ask for anything. But we gave him some dollar coin anyway. Nice guy but be careful they all may not be that nice!! but there were... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
82 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Beautiful and well maintained station, very busy but easy enough to find a way around and with helpful staff. I seen this area in so many movies, new and old, no wonder it felt so familiar. An icon worth seeing.

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Palo Alto, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great historical train station. Recommend the weekend tours. Needs a variety of eateries. Photographers paradise especially early am and late afternoon.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My family and I went to drop my grandmother off at the train station and it is just beautiful. The architecture is stunning. It was a Saturday afternoon when we went and it was very busy, but because of the large open space it didn't seem crowded really. I'm used to travelling via LAX and it was definitely not nearly... More

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Union Station in L.A. is one of the most beautiful public spaces in L.A. The waiting area is beautiful and there is a very good restaurant, Trax. There is also a separate bar Trax. I ride Amtrak frequently and I love just passing through. It's a great place to begin to explore the revitalized downtown L.A. scene. The only downside... More

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
47 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This was the last of the large "Union Stations" to be built. I am completely torn by it. Enter it from the west (from the direction of El Pueblo and Chinatown, and it's a nice outside to beautiful interior. Like a very cut-back version of the main hall of Chicago's version. Arrive via Amtrak and it's a dreadful mess of... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Saturday, May 3rd 2014 Marks 75 Years for L.A.'s Iconic "Union Station". Our Family Will Be Attending The Celebration On That Day 05/03/2014 (11am to 5pm) Which Is Sponsored By Amtrak for "National Train Day" - Vintage Train Cars, Classic Locomotives and Amtrak's Rolling Museum Will Be On Display. I Can't Wait!!! Also, For 'Amtrak Guest Rewards' Frequent Travelers Like... More

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