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Address: Modesto, CA
Description: A neon arch in the downtown area.

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Modesto Arch

Really nothing to go out of your way to see. Just a historical Arch over a street near the bus Depot. The one that lets the recently pardoned or paroled people out of prison. If... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Ron B
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Modesto
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Modesto
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Really nothing to go out of your way to see. Just a historical Arch over a street near the bus Depot. The one that lets the recently pardoned or paroled people out of prison. If you need to see it, just drive down 9th street and don't stop. There is nowhere comfortable to stop anyway.

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Canton, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Well, I have a pic of my girl and me under it, but I can't put it here. Downtown Modesto was affected by the Recession, but it seems to be making a come-back. Perhaps it was the clean air since a recent wind event blew the whole San Joaquin valley out.

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San Diego, California
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109 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Most cities have a sign that identifies and welcomes you. Modesto has a very unusual sign to spans the road in the downtown area near the train station. The city is justifiably proud of the sign that lights up a night. Interesting driveby attraction.

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Turlock
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Not really an attraction, surprised it is listed, don't go out of your way to see it. I'm only adding this last bit to fulfill the 100 characters minimum!

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Turlock, California
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150 reviews 150 reviews
65 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Not really an attraction. But it is a landmark item. It is one of the first things you see when heading down town Modesto. It has been up for years.

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Oakdale, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

People........this is not really an "attraction." A sign, and look out, it is VERY close to a very bad area!!!!!!!

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Modesto, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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