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“Old and New” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Union Station

Union Station
800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Central L.A)
800-872-7245
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Ranked #50 of 310 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Scenic Railroads, Public Transportation Systems, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: First Los Angeles train depot.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Los Angeles, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
97 attraction reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Old and New”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

It's historic and functional. When the depot was first built, the railroad was the way to fly and the station was a bustle of activity. Today the car is king but many people use the Metro and arrive or change trains at Union Station. It's walking distance from City Hall, Olvera Street, China Town, and many other destinations, or change trains and travel to many more destinations. If you like art, there are many examples of public art in this and other stations of the Metro.

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“Memories are made of this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Knowing its been in use since before WW!!, the soldiers/sailors passing though, Me as a little kid traveling to Oxnard & San Diego. My mother-in-law now catching it to Santa Barbara. Just the size and details give me goose-bumps (chicken skin).,

Visited January 2012
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“Beautiful Classic Train Station”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Fantastic architecture. I love the tile floors, the ceilings, the old wooden chairs and arched windows. They do a lot of filming here. So classic. The train station is also fantastic for transportation.

Visited May 2012
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“Feels like a step back into time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

This place is great to see a little of what train stations of the past looked like. Though still busy as ever, Union Station is full of beautiful architectural details. Definitely worth a visit if in downtown.

Visited March 2012
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“historic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

well structured and organised. Historic monument. Artwork all over the place and everything meets there, local, regional and national trains.

Visited August 2012
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