Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

Union Station Walking Tour

Union Station Walking Tour

E.g., Thu 7/2/15
E.g., Thu 7/2/15
Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 10:00am Register
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 10:00am Register
Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 10:00am Register
Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 10:00am Register
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 10:00am Register
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 10:00am Register

The grand opening of Union Station was celebrated with a three-day extravaganza attended by nearly half a million people. The station’s monumental architecture, a unique combination of Spanish Colonial Revival and Art Deco styles, assured that it would be one of the most identifiable landmarks in the city.

It also turned out to be the last great railway station built in America, constructed as it was near the end of the heyday of rail travel. The vast and extraordinary spaces now serve as station to the city’s Metro Rail lines, and once again tens of thousands of people course through the building every day.

In the mid-1990s, an intermodal transit center and 28-story office tower was added on the east side of Union Station. These additions draw on the 1939 station for inspiration, interpreting the vast spaces and southwestern colors in a new way, and incorporating the work of many different artists as part of the public spaces.

If your group includes children, consider taking our youth and family tour of Union Station, offered every Sunday in July.

Note: If the Register button does not appear next to a date above, the tour has sold out.

Reservations required.

Meeting Location: Meeting and parking information provided in reservation confirmation.

Important Policies:

  • Tour will run rain or shine
  • No refunds.  You can change your reservation date if you contact us at info@laconservancy.org at least 24 hours before your original reservation date.
  • No pets.
  • If a member of your party is in a wheelchair, please let us know in advance by emailing alaskey@laconservancy.org.

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