Fodor's Expert Review Angels Flight Railway

Downtown Los Angeles Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) Fodor's Choice

The turn-of-the-20th-century funicular, dubbed "the shortest railway in the world," operated between 1901 and 1969, when it was dismantled to make room for an urban renewal project. Almost 30 years later, Angels Flight returned with its original orange-and-black wooden cable cars hauling travelers up a 298-foot incline from Hill Street to the fountain-filled Watercourt at California Plaza. Your reward is a stellar view of the neighborhood. Tickets are $1 each way, but you can buy a souvenir round-trip ticket for $2 if you want something to take home with you.

Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) Historic District/Site Fodor's Choice

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351 S. Hill St.
Los Angeles, California  90013, USA


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