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Union Station

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Address: 800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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First Los Angeles train depot.

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While you can depart on train to all over the United States or just LA take a moment to stop and take in the building and the grounds

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While you can depart on train to all over the United States or just LA take a moment to stop and take in the building and the grounds

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Union Station is a gem for travel or for architectural appreciation. I'm going south to Orange County to visit family during one of the worst rain storms and will have no traffic headaches. Thanks Metrolink 🚈

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took a train to Santa Barbara. The station is beautiful old architecture from days gone by. It was fun just to walk inside and look around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

architectural buffs will enjoy this beautiful building that has been the scene of many Hollywood films. Be sure to notice the old ticket area and particularly the ceiling.

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Weare, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Easy to experience even if you're not utilizing any of the services provided within. The building is a great example of the architectural style of the time. Unlike most rail stations, Union is very clean which is another plus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are in Los Angeles and want to see one of the original architectural contributions of the Depression Era, you should visit Union Station. You have probably seen it in dozens of commercials, and movies. It's charming and safe to walk around. Olvera Street is right across the street, too and there are many parking lots in the area.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

During a stay at the Downtown Sheraton last November I visited the Train station to see how it compared to the San Diego Train station. Why? Just because. Turns out it's a great place, full of art deco architectural style and details, as well as people actually using trains to come and go- just as if it were 1940 again.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Union Station is definitely a beautiful building, especially if you are into architecture. It has also been the setting for many Hollywood movies, including "The Italian Job," "The Dark Knight Rises," and many more. Also a great spot to take some nice pictures. Of course if you're utilizing public transport, chances are one of your lines will hit this venue.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a short visit today to this historic central station in Los Angeles. On entering the 1939 built Spanish Style edifice you are confronted by a magnificent high vaulted arched hall. To your left is the now disused original ticket hall. Must have been amazing to see this place in its heydey, say around 1950. The outside appearance is that... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great building to see, the architecture is amazing and easy to walk around to see it. Centrally located and near many other attractions.

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