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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 #74 of 400 Activities in Los Angeles
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Scenic Railroads, Public Transportation Systems, Transportation, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: First Los Angeles train depot.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Scenic Railroads, Public Transportation Systems, Transportation, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: First Los Angeles train depot.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access

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137 reviews 137 reviews
81 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I'm glad we didn't come here before it was redone, or we probably would have written it off as shabby, but now it is incredible, both inside and out.

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Sydney
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189 reviews 189 reviews
74 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Magnificent architectural gem of the 1930s. They were shooting a movie there the day I visited. The bus station interchange is relatively recently revitalised, and is clean and efficient. Worth a trip on its own, and a grand place to exit or enter the City of Angels.

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Beautiful architecture to visit. I made a trip specially to visit the station and was expecting more than just the station, wished there are more things to sightsee. Consolation is that a short walk will bring you to the Mexican village and Chinatown is about 15 mins walk away.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We arrived via the Southwest Chief. Amtrak staff was wonderful for our entire trip from Chicago. We celebrated the arrival of the New Year in style (tux and long dress) but did not find others similarly celebrating. The cutbacks from congress have affected the the trip a bit - hard to believe they would even consider eliminating the dining car... More 

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Shepparton, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
23 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I caught the surprisingly efficient Metro system to a number of destinations and saved a fortune in Cab fares exchanging at Union Station. It is a delight in Art Deco style well maintained and even worth a look if you choose not to travel by train . It is easy to cast your mind back 60 or so years when... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This was an incredible adventure on a vintage car that took us to Santa Barbara and back for a day trip. Breakfast served in the morning and dinner on the way home. Please go to their web site to preview the dining cars. Everything was first class.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

In december 2014 I did a guided tour of this railway station with the Los Angeles Conservancy. The 2-hour tour was allright, but the building was really something special. Union Station was the latest build of the Grand Railway Stations in the US, opening in 1939 (75 years ago in 2014), but also the smallest. The architectural design is a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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219 reviews 219 reviews
52 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I love coming to Union Station. It's so beautifully designed and has a lot of personality (Whatever that means right? Haha.) Sadly, since I don't take public transportation I only come here when I'm headed to the Flyaway.

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West Covina, Ca
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The old saying... stop and smell the roses that's what you need to do here at Union Station in Los Angeles. Stop and look at the floors, walls and the magnificent celling's and don't forget the wonderful large window's. If you are a people watcher, you can't beat this location. You can see all walks of life. If you go... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Beautiful, clean and comfortable. Gorgeous architecture, spacious and so clean! Not worth visiting for the sake of it, but amazing to wander through if you do need to catch a bus or train. My high ratings are likely skewed by our late night bus and therefore it was pretty much empty, and also the grotty, dirty, smelly, generally-unsafe-at-night stations I'm... More 

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