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Angels Flight Railway

Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #92 of 382 attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Scenic Railroads
Traveler Description: The historic Angels Flight Railway (no apostrophe in "Angels") opened in Downtown Los Angeles in 1901. It operated for 68 years, with the fare... more »
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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

very cool piece of history to see. It was closed when I took my mother to see it, and apparently this is a common problem. Check to see if it's operationg before making the trek downtown.

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Brooklyn, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Apparently this short funivia is always closed for repairs, as it was when I was there. Cool history and a nice look, but...get it together!

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26 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

If you've not seen a funicular railway before it's worth a short detour but it's not very long at all. It also was closed for work when we visited so unable to say if the ride is anything to bother with.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Unique railway! Worth checking this out! :) remember to get to the top! The view is nice and you get to see more!

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London, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
85 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

$0.50 for a ride on the shortest railway? Absolutely! It's adorable- Short and sweet;) We rode it to the top and walked over to the Disney Concert Hall, then back to the little park with 'Tom's bench'- someone was sitting on it, but the view was nice anyways...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
47 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I enjoy a funicular. This one was not running. The sign that was posted was January 2014 - testing. It is a short walk from the Disney Hall...so an easy walk. Will check again next time I am in LA>

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

But was worth seeing as it is the shortest railway line recorded. If you do go see it is worth climbing the steps to see the view, shame the park along side was also closed as had a great view of the city

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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Angels flight was adorable but it wasn't running. A local told me its been down due to a mechanical error. Still a nice little place to visit!

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28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

A very short trip on a historic funicular in downtown LA for the cost of 2 quarters is a wonderful way to visit downtown LA.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

For someone growing up in the Greater LA area (but having lived in LV for the past 20 yrs), it was amazing that I had never experienced this before. Vintage cars, wooden seats set at an angle to match the steep climb - where can you get a thrill for 50 cents these days? Just perfect. Kudos to L.A. for... More

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