Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

Union Station Walking Tour

Union Station Walking Tour

E.g., Mon 6/27/16
E.g., Mon 6/27/16
Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 10:00am Register
Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 10:00am Register
Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 10:00am Register
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 10:00am Register
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 10:00am Register
Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 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.

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 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

All participants in the Los Angeles Conservancy-sponsored Walking Tours knowingly and freely accept and assume all risks, both known and unknown, and AGREE TO RELEASE, DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, NOT SUE, AND HOLD HARMLESS the Los Angeles Conservancy, its principals, officers, employees, volunteers, sponsors, agents and other participants from any and all claims, damages (including medical expenses and attorneys’ fees), injuries and expenses arising out of, or resulting from your voluntary attendance/participation in Walking Tours.

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