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

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You see it but didn't really understand the message on the arch. It is an outdated sight of the area. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it. I just happened to drive that road... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kennewick, Washington
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Fresno, California
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265 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is always great to see the historic city-named arches over streets in the Central Valley - they are iconic.

Thank LoveGetAways70
Gingoog City, Philippines
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151 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This city is an interesting place to visit. A city that the Director of Star Wars made famous about the teenagers of the 50's driving (cruising) In their cars on Friday night. It was where we did major shopping when living in the foothills of Central California

Thank Luke T
Kennewick, Washington
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120 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You see it but didn't really understand the message on the arch. It is an outdated sight of the area. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it. I just happened to drive that road to the motel

Thank Ed258536
Los Angeles, California
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80 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Entrance to Modesto. This is located in a busy street and in the center of modesto. Just a basic arch nothing special. But it is a nice area to take a pic if you want a souvenier of Modesto.

Thank HonestDaddyReviews
Modesto, California
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The debate over whether this is an "attraction" or not is in the heart of the beholder. If you like history and love arches, this is a great one. If you don't care about arches, don't bother. For the history buffs and arch lovers, the Modesto welcome arch spruced up a few years after debate on whether or not to... More 

Thank ILoveJesus777
Aberdeen, Scotland
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Lighten up all you Californian/Modeston reviewers. Your US city centres are all so bland and similar that anything differentiating them should be cherished. The arch is worth seeing for what it doesn't say, as others mention - that the slogan winning the competition for the arch was 'Nobody's got Modesto's goat.' Now what was that about?! I loved it. And... More 

Thank rogerlwhite
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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?

Thank buttlord
Modesto, California
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank 14dr0ad
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.

Thank Vanessa P
San Diego, California
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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.

Thank Lee S

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