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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 391 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
71 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Arriving at Union Station, I found the building to be a worthy example of architectural beauty, once inside, I found the facilities to be somewhat disjointed and poorly organised. It seemed a lovely building that is totally soulless - disappointing.

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Fremont, California
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1,061 reviews 1,061 reviews
649 attraction reviews
750 helpful votes 750 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Union Station in LA was opened in 1939 and is sometimes known as "The Last of the Great Railroad Stations" in the United States. I have departed with other family members on the train to go on train trips to Chicago; I have also gone on trips to San Diego. Also, we have eaten at Traxx, which is a fun... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Took the Amtrac to San Diego. The station was comfortable, an easy place to get food for breakfast. Train was clean and an excellent way to travel from LA.

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Brockville, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I took my airport shuttle bus to Union station and made my way to the hotel from there. It was easy enough to get around the station, but trying to use the subway was really frustrating. Even the staff didn't seem to know which train was going where. We eventually got on our way, but the train service left a... More

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Carpinteria, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My last visit to Union Station was 30 years ago, times change and for the better. The station is a destination in itself. If you love architecture, old Hollywood movies, and/or people watching, this is your place. Between Amtrak and the Metro the station is humming with passengers. The building is glorius, clean, tidy, and kept that way by an... More

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 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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197 reviews 197 reviews
16 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
83 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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