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Address: Boundaries are South Hill St, South Olive St, West Sixth St, and West Fifth St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Only worth visiting if you are in the area

I went to Pershing square because it was near my hotel, the place had some homeless people walking around and a few people I am would not like to meet on a dark street. I did... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newport News, Virginia
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Newport News, Virginia
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342 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Pershing square because it was near my hotel, the place had some homeless people walking around and a few people I am would not like to meet on a dark street. I did luck out and see that one day the park had a farmers market sale with a bunch of booths selling different types of food.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure why this gets good reviews. It's an alright looking urban square surrounded by multiple people asking for money and with a slightly unsafe vibe. All the security on the doors of surrounding businesses are there for a reason - I've never seen security in a Starbucks before. Don't bother.

Thank Andyuk100
Oakland, California
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1,124 reviews
672 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of the most ugly and pitiful urban squares I have ever seen. Most of the trees and plants are dead or dying, Lots of concrete and ugly painted concrete structures. Just a huge dead space surrounded by generally ugly architecture. No one wants to linger,

Thank Thomas V
Huntington Beach, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Google calls this an artsy park with summer activities. Yes there are some aging art pieces and someone flew a wind based piece over part of the park, but the real attraction here is the way the park fits a vital role in the City of LA's life. The Metro is just across the street and Union Station is an... More 

Thank RichardfromHB
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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713 reviews
414 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Pershing Square has a lot of history and is an attraction in the heart of the city. According to the website, there are different programs going on at the site throughout the year. Through the eyes of a traveler, it is another attraction site with not much do do and to see. A good place to sit for drinks and... More 

Thank Prawet J
Lodz, Poland
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420 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

heart of the city. But I don't understand why - in LA there are no people! In NY in the same place there are crowds. But here on the ice there were only 3 people...

Thank Piotr H
Columbus, Ohio
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199 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I would've loved to have given this a higher rating but one half of the park was a farmers market while the other half was closed. I would've liked to have walked around more without seeing the place filled with a lot of homeless people. It sadly becomes a sore eye.

Thank pixiedreamer
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 531 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Located in the heart of city surrounded by high rise building. It's a nice area to in the downtown but nearby can find homeless people too.

Thank joanadventure
Los Angeles
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This colorful city square located in the jewelry district, high rise buildings surround it. sometimes there are lunch time activities, summer music play, winter ice skating. Screen the busy street traffic, but I think in it people should see the busy street to enjoy people watching.

Thank RChangla
Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I originally intended to see the Liquid Shard exhibition in the square, but it was over by the time I visited. Still, I decided to go and check out the square before taking class at Bar Method a couple of blocks away, and I am glad I did. The space is bright and colorful--a nice break from the stern facades... More 

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