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Modesto Arch

Address: Modesto, CA
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Ranked #13 of 17 Attractions in Modesto
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Owner description: A neon arch in the downtown area.
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Modesto, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We have lived in Modesto for years. I happened to be browsing trip advisor and noticed that this sign that we pass by so frequently was on here. Ok, so if you are on vacation and make any kind of a trip to see this, even if just 3 steps, its a loss. It is an old sign, with a... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A landmark that Modesto is known for. Over 100 years as it was built in 1912. Near downtown Modesto.

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Modesto, California, Usa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Modesto Arch is one of those landmarks that just missed immortality. It's quaint enough, light bulbs spelling out "Water, Wealth, Contentment and Health." But some of the premise is iffy these days, and I'm wistful about what could have been. The legend is that a contest was held to come up with the wording on the arch, and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

It might be just a landmark but is beautiful to one's sight. Still, its just something to pass by. Whoever is reading this, go! It's very pretty and is the landmark Modesto is known for. I live around here and it's an amazing city. But really, take it from a teenager, it's amazing.

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Modesto, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Wealth....Contentment, health? How accurate is this Moto? Modesto voted top 5 most miserable cities in the US?

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CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Modesto Arch has been around forever and a day. It's message is simple and captures the feeling of Modesto a century ago. For historic purposes, it's one of the few landmarks that Modesto has preserved. No particular reason to stop and gawk. Just admire it as you drive under.

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Modesto
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Modesto Arch was built over one hundred years ago and is the most notable gateway to the city, It was recently refurbished and really looks nice.

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Modesto, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Modesto Arch is a landmark with some history, but it is nothing to get excited about. The saying on it probably had a lot more meaning a long time ago than it does now. It is a shame that this city couldn't save and preserve more of its old landmarks. Progress...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

if you are expecting this to be some sort of planned destination for your day trip, don't plan to leave your vehicle..drive by and take a gander. sure, it's a cool sign. but the area is ridden with trash of all types. just look...take it in and drive on to something like the freeway. I can't even believe this is... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

It is sad to see all that surrounds the 9th st. Downtown area of Modesto. It truly is a nice place to live. But the whole bus depot along with the large amount of bums walking all over the place repels any one coming from out of town. All of 9th st. is known for hookers and homeless drug addicts... More

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