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Modesto Arch

Address: Modesto, CA
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Ranked #12 of 17 things to do in Modesto
Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A neon arch in the downtown area.
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A neon arch in the downtown area.
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Turlock
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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119 reviews 119 reviews
56 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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59 reviews 59 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 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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Modesto, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

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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