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Address: 800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2177
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First Los Angeles train depot.

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The Church of Railways

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago NEW

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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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The older half of Union station really is a marvelous piece of preserved architecture from a more artistic time. Its like stepping into a time warp and experiencing a piece of history. Many will find it familiar, and that's to be expected since many tv shows, commercials, and movies have used it as a shooting location. Considering its the center... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well maintained station with helpful staff. It would have been if we had a place to store our luggage.

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Thank Siddarth M
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Riding the trains, light rail and subway lines is a great way to get around town. I commute everyday taking the light rail to Union station and then the red or purple line to the Financial District downtown. We've gone to the Santa Monica pier via the light rail. The LAX Fly Away is fabulous to get to and from... More 

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Thank Lois W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

And the restaurants are wonderful too. Very old time art deco building. They have maintained it very well.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Union Station is a key transportation hub in Downtown LA. All of the Metro subways converge here and there are also connections to the local rail and the major Amtrak routes and bus routes. There are a number of food and beverage locations as well. However, it is also architecturally very interesting. With the typical high ceiling train station effect... More 

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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my friends were using metro while traveling to Los Angeles. Even though Union Station always been crowded, but, it is kind of convenient. Union Station has a clear sign and responsive&helpful information center. There are also some restaurants/express restaurants, public toilet, and ATM.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Art Deco train station reminds you of what life used to be. We took Amtrak Coastal Starlight from here north on 1/3/2017. Had used rewards to get a sleeper north to Portland, service was good, golf cart type shuttle from Metro Lounge to train. Polite knowledgeable employees.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

architecture lovers, convienent spot downtown near everything, easy to get around from here as a starting point.

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