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Los Angeles

Los Angeles Union Station

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and designated as Los Angeles Historic–Cultural Monument, Union Station is a major train terminal in Los Angeles. Located in the northeast corner of Downtown it is a national railway transit junction. Opening in May 1939, Union Station is till date heavily visited for numerous rail and bus connections available from the station. Well known as the "Last of the Great Railway Stations" built in the US its massive and ornate waiting room and ticket concourse are attractions by themselves. Designed by the Parkinsons – father and son duo, assisted by supporting architects including the famous Jan van der Linden, it is very pretty on the outside with a harmonious mix of Spanish Mission, Moorish and Streamline Modern architectural styles. The station is best enjoyed from inside. It is striking with original light fixtures, inlaid stone floors and tiled walls. This beautiful classic train station is often featured in films.