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Modesto Arch

Modesto, CA
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Ranked #9 of 15 attractions in Modesto
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: A neon arch in the downtown area.
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Modesto, California, Usa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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
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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3 attraction reviews
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Modesto
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3 attraction reviews
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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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Ceres, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This iconic structure greets visitors to Modesto in grand style. It spans the street in sturdy welcome letting folks know that they have arrived in a town that values its resources.

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Modesto
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

It's almost embarrassing the way it looks and what it says. Is that the best Modesto can do? I would never take my guest from out of town to see it. Look ! An Arch! Wow!!!

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