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

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Is this really an attraction?

I see this every time I'm downtown. It's run down and honestly inaccurate. Why is this labeled as an attraction?

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I see this every time I'm downtown. It's run down and honestly inaccurate. Why is this labeled as an attraction?

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Modesto, California
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

First off, this is not the town motto that took first place way back when. The one everybody liked was "Nobody's Got Modesto's Goat". Popular votes were over-ridden, though, for "Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health". For such a landmark, you'd think the city would take more pride in this arch. Unfortunately the colors are dull, many lights don't work, and the... More 

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Hilmar, California
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It is just an arch in Modesto, it is by a dirty McDonalds, a bus station, and a bunch of traffic. Not very fun and not worth a trip.

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San Diego, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nice to see but nothing special. It would mean more if you had seen it years ago and came back for a look.

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Modesto
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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 323 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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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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