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Union Station, Los Angeles

4.2
#4 of 93 in Transportation in California
Mass Transportation System · Architectural Building
Conceived on a massive scale, Union Station counts among the country's last grand rail stations, and it's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Opened in 1939 after a controversial decision to consolidate services from a number of different railroads, the structure combines elements of several architectural styles, including Dutch Colonial Revival, Mission Revival, and Streamline Moderne. The building's team of architects included John and Donald Parkinson, the father-son duo who worked on several of the city's landmark structures. Be sure to pass through the station's main hall, featuring marble floors, cathedral ceilings, and leather chairs and chandeliers originally installed in the 1940s. Arrange your visit to Union Station and discover more family-friendly attractions in Los Angeles using our Los Angeles online day trip planner.
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  • The most important public transportation station in Los Angeles, excellent place to go and travel wherever you want since buses and trains leave from there and take you to any destination. Good luck.....  more »
  • Union Station is so fast paced and very large terminal , very clean and safe to walk around in day time ,lovely art ambiance atmosphere , build in 1939 , and they do have Bars and restaurants in...  more »

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