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Angels Flight Railway

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Address: Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone Number: 213-626-1901
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Description: A rebuilt historic incline railway.
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Small-Group Tour of Los Angeles from Long Beach

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Down but not out

This is a little piece of L.A. history that refuses to die. The hill its purpose was to climb was levelled but preservationists held out and it was reinstalled. Not operating when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Railway still not working, The park is closed off and unusable. Even climbing the stairs gives a limited view of the city, however right at the top is a pretty plaza with a fountain and garden beds around it-surrounded by skyscrapers.

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Malibu, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

No longer working. Has no purpose. Even if it worked, use the stairs. Seems like it was kept as a bone to preservationists. Best part--- across from taco house, grand central market and bradbury building. Don't bother!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Just a quick update since there's not been a review for a wee while. Went to check yesterday to see if it was running since I was keen to go on it but the cars are still suspended half way up the incline.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

This is a little piece of L.A. history that refuses to die. The hill its purpose was to climb was levelled but preservationists held out and it was reinstalled. Not operating when I last saw it. :-(

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Honestly its a shame that the city has to await certain approvals (according to postings) since Feb of 2014 for it to be fully functional, yet around the area buildings are going up. For visual it's pretty neat to stare at. Overall well... ya that's about it.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Located in downtown- Angels Flight is something everyone has to ride on when in the city. It's been refurbished a couple of times yet it's kept it original touch. The ride is around 15-25 cents I believe and it leads down to a marketplace where you can try all sorts of ethnic foods and it leads up to the financial... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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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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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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Macclesfield
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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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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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