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Union Station

Address: 800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Central L.A)
Phone Number: 800-872-7245
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Ranked #62 of 402 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Scenic Railroads, Public Transportation Systems, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: First Los Angeles train depot.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access

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New York, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Ok it can be an historical building here but... it's just a station! If i have limited time to visit LA i would definitely avoid Union Station

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Great Britain
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Interesting place to visit, you can imagine yourself back in the day with the crowds boarding the trains. Well worth a visit to say you been there.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Decided to travel by train from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara to visit my brother in Oct 14 on our American Holiday. The station is awesome. We also found out that as we were travelling Business Class on the train that there is an executive lounge tucked away up a corner which was excellent to leave our luggage and go... More

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1,202 reviews 1,202 reviews
774 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This grand old station is not just a modern transportation hub (and soooo glad it's bring recycled) it has starred in many old movies.

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Malibu, California
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293 reviews 293 reviews
60 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Beautiful train station that actually is in operation. Easy to get to by metro, bus, train or car. Worth the visit even if your local---take some pics as if you were in a different country! How cool to be a tourist in your own town. Cathedral is 15 minute walk and Olvera Street is 2 minutes away>

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Melbourne, Australia
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306 reviews 306 reviews
132 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

As an enthusiast for station architecture it was a joy to visit Union Station in Los Angeles. It is a gloriously elegant building blending Spanish taste and style with the railway style of the 30's into an airy, light, elegant and dramatic building. Some of the fittings, lights, tiles, paving, doors etc are superb. A visit could be quite quick... More

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California Central Coast
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The bustling Amtrak station is worth a visit, even if you're not taking the train. So many movies have been filmed here, you'll surely recognize the interior. If you're taking a train, be sure to stop by the information desk, since there are usually pre-boarding procedures that must be followed, like getting a boarding pass even when you have your... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

going on. not a clean place to use the restrooms also the the police that patrol the station and trains are and were RUDE and DOWN RIGHT MEAN . PERSONALLY i will not go there again.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

If you're in LA and have an hour spare this is a great piece of 1930's architecture. You immediately feel transported to an American 1930's era movie on entering the iconic structure. Well worth a short visit while you're en-route to/from LA. In the surround streets there are also some nice coffee shops and tourist trinket stalls.

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Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Union Station opened on May 3, 1939 and is located in downtown Los Angeles. It is not far from the historical tourist spot, "Olvera Street", which is on the opposite side of the street. You can briefly drop passengers off in a designated area along the curb. The parking lot in the front of the train station is for SHORT-TERM... More

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