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MacArthur Park Metro Station

Map & Directions 660 S. Alvarado St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057


LA Weekly's Description

Riding up the escalator from the MacArthur Park red line station feels like entering another world. You’ll see two tile murals inside, and then as you ascend up to Alvarado, the sky breaks open and birds seem to begin chirping. In the open air you don't look back to the underworld you've left behind, but take in a park: lovers on the grass, and birds sleeping on an island that lies in a lake that shouldn't exist.

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  • bellahenny
    on 10/01/11

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  • on 05/06/09

    You might feel like you're trapped in a fancy Chinese restaurant as you walk out of the MacArthur Park Red Line station, what with its great walls of shiny scarlet tiles. Suddenly, as you're about to ascend from this subterranean cave to Alvarado Street, the perspective dreamily changes. Looking up, beyond the escalator glimmer of rail and steps, the eye sees an enormous post... More >>

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  • Gary F. on 01/25/11

    At least when you get off the train you're at a park....

  • saquanda l. on 07/22/10

    You can score yummy, freshly roasted peanuts! (in front of 99 cent store)

  • Aaron B. on 12/14/12

    I expect to be robbed, shot or stabbed by skeevy Mexicans every single time I go top-side at this station.

  • Thalie on 01/06/13

    Ladies: good luck not getting verbally harassed (or raped) by some Mexican. This place needs so much police surveillance especially at night time.

  • HectorSkeltor on 02/02/12

    Street food when you exit. Tasty pupusas, tortas, roasted nuts, fruit, etc...don't sleep on that.

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