Art & Eats along the Metro Gold Line
Metro Gold Line train

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Memorial Park Station
Location: 125 E. Holly, Pasadena
Schedule: Every 15 minutes during daytime
Part 1 - around the station
Part 2-  East from the station
Part 3 -
West from the station

If any station in Pasadena deserves the title of "Arts Central" it is the Memorial Park Gold Line station, located on the northern edge of Old Town Pasadena at Holly Street and Arroyo Parkway. Within a few blocks are three very interesting museums, more restaurants than you eat your way through in a month, public art tucked away here and there, and, of course, enough shopping to ruin your credit rating.

Memorial Park Gold Line sculpture

The Memorial Park Gold Line station with its long wall sculpture is partially submerged beneath one side of Memorial Park. The artwork by John Valdez gives homage to the ancient pictographs of the Native American arts in Southern California.

Levitt Pavillion Pasadena
On summer evenings family-friendly free concerts are held nightly in the Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park.  The park gives the station its name.

Armory Center for Arts Pasadena
Across the street is the Armory Center for the Arts. Local artists exhibit here and classes for children and adults are available.

Marstons Pasadena

Just north of the park is Marston's, an incredibly popular restaurant--especially for breakfast.

 On the walls of Marston's are works of art from the California Art Club and you can enjoy dinners "to meet the artists" whose art work hangs on the walls of this establishment.

Visit museums just to the east of the Memorial Park Gold Line station.

Or go to many cafes and a museum to the west of the Memorial Park station in Old Town Pasadena. 

Poodle Springs signed by Parker

Other sights to see on this website:
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See the amazing Bradbury building where 'Blade Runner' was filmed. Visit Chinatown from the Gold Line station and see this colorful neighborhood. See this Alexander Calder sculpture on the L.A. public art walking tour.

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