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“Short but sweet ride”

Angels Flight Railway
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$22.00*
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Old and New Downtown Los Angeles Tour
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Owner description: A rebuilt historic incline railway.
Reviewed April 12, 2013

This railroad is a short ride (about 3 minutes) but is it fun. You are on the center of L.A. so you have a great view from the top. Park at the parking lot across the street from the bottom of the track ($8.00) and afterwards you can eat great Mexican food from the restaurant that is next to the parking lot. The restaurant is a "hole in the wall" but don't be afraid. The food is great.

Thank Huskerlaw
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

It's only 50 cents to ride this cute little rail car up or down the hill. You can feel the history once you step inside the car. It's super cute and a great part of L.A.'s history :)

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

The Angels Flight Railway is a fun little attraction that provides a unique history of the "City of Angels" transportation system back in the day. The ride is very short as mentioned before, however when you take in everything it makes it enjoyable. The ride costs 50 cents (25 cents with a metro ticket) one way so it will not set you back financially.

The railway is the shortest one in the world (or at least what they say, but is likely accurate) and was historically used by those well off who would have their staff bring up items purchased in town up the steep hill. There are two cars that run simultaneously and are automated. You pay at the top once you exit the car. Once at the top there is an overlook that on a clear day offers a nice view. You can either ride back down or take the stairs when you are done.

I would recommend taking the trip on the railway. The railway itself is near Little Tokyo, the Japanese-American National Museum and other attractions so it is not really out of the way.

Thank wbullseye
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

This is a neat little slice of history that has been nicely preserved. The story behind it is interesting. I'm not saying I would go out of my way to see it--- after all, the ride takes all of 60 seconds. Still, whenever we happen to be in the area we like to ride it. It's just one of those fun little things.

Thank flipper314
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

great for the whole family. the little one especially enjoyed it. too short a ride but a must go see. glad it is up and running still.

1  Thank Robert T
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