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Union Station

800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #57 of 369 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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

bit of a pain to try find where your going! we only stopped at this station once to be able to link up with the dodger bus which goes to dodger stadium free of charge. its not well sign posted and there are just words everywhere and station names so it can be very overwhelming and confusing if your not... More

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140 reviews 140 reviews
84 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Previously, I submitted a review warning night travelers of the security issues. I was amazed at the 180 degree difference when forced to take a night train this past February. Due to weather, I missed my connection from LAX. My options were to stay the night at LAX or find my way via another mode of transportation. I decided I... More

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Fortaleza, CE
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334 reviews 334 reviews
33 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

There are stations that are nothing more than places to get trains. Union Station has not only history, stretching back to before the many Hollywood movies with scenes filmed here, but interesting architecture. No, you won't spend hours here, but it's worth a visit. Surprisingly busy at all hours of the day (at least daytime). Amtrak trains, Metrolink commuter trains,... More

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Battle, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
53 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

This is the station that features in so many arrivals and departures in Hollywood films. It's beautifully preserved and well worth a visit. A mixture of Spanish and Art Deco, and California 1930's it produces a curious harmony. There are gardens to visit and snack bars and cafés. Lots of local trains as well as some transcontinentals terminate/depart here.

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Santa Cruz, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is just a train station come one now. Why does this even have to be reviewed? seriously? this reveiw has to be fifty characters or more? My life could be spent on better things!!!

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Durham, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

A must-see for people who appreciate the grand-scale architecture preserved from the heyday of train travel. Surrounded by well-manicured gardens, it recalls a time when travel was a leisurely, much-anticipated event.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Amtrak,metro and bus! Get to the airport from here and stuff! It's just so convenient! I also love the architecture! It's a beautiful station!

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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Union Station in Los Angeles is the nexus for practically everything that rolls on rails serving the city and beyond. The building has appeared in countless movies over the years, and it's not uncommon to witness film productions in process around the grounds at any given time. If you are taking a train into Los Angeles, no doubt you will... More

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Palm Coast.
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211 reviews 211 reviews
62 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We weren't here to buy a ticket - we just wanted to see this grand old dame. What a beautiful piece of architecture, a block away from the oldest street in Los Angeles. We couldn't stop admiring the wood beam ceilings and the tile art on the pillars. Union Station was built in 1939, but everything has been so well... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

A railway station and we went more to compare to Grand Central Station in New York than anything. Nice they still have train service and buses leaving from the back of the terminal. Something no longer seen in Vegas.

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