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Union Station

800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #59 of 397 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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California Central Coast
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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
3 attraction reviews
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
31 helpful votes 31 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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La Quinta, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What an easy, non-stressful way to travel from LA to San Diego. I was meeting my husband at the San Diego Bay Hilton and it was so easy to get there not to mention the oceanfront views. When I got to San Diego, I got off and walked across the tracks to the local train--I could have walked to the... More

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91 reviews 91 reviews
39 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I like my title, but don't know this for sure as I don't take the train much. I have been to this one a few times and see new things each time. It is a beautiful building and I have met interesting people here. The staff have always been helpful when I have been lost or confused. The first time... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Lots of vagrants and street people around Union Station. But a classic landmark.Near Olvera street and great shopping in the old fashioned sense of the word. Highly recommended on your visit to Los Angeles

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Northridge, CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Not really much to see other than old architecture Depending on the time of day, you can see a bunch of Metrolink trains coming and going full of downtown workers. There's also the Gold Line that can take you right to Pasadena's Old Town. Within walking distance is Olvera Street and Chinatown. L.A.'s Chinatown is run-down. Go to San Francisco... More

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Copan, Honduras
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
135 helpful votes 135 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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