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Union Station

800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Central L.A)
800-872-7245
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Ranked #60 of 389 Attractions in Los Angeles
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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Copan, Honduras
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It happen to me travelling in Cali to spend the night in union station waiting for the bus to baker. Get to realize the invasion of homeless mostly black people try to get s chair to sleep, many security guys to get it under control and toilet open just to the ones that owns travel ticker. Beautiful building !!

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Perth, Australia
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183 reviews 183 reviews
80 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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1,151 reviews 1,151 reviews
716 attraction reviews
825 helpful votes 825 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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Beaufort
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
16 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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