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Lovers Lane

18th Street, from Ashland to Grand Avenue, Saint Joseph, MO
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Ranked #14 of 29 Attractions in Saint Joseph
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Saint Peters, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We we weren't sure what this was but we took a chance :) Lovers Lane is a very scenic short drive. There is a little area with a monument with a quote from Eugene Fields about Lovers Lane, a lot of flowers around the monument.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Read the poem and then make the drive down this beautiful lane. It is covered with grand trees that shadow the drive to make it a very peaceful drive on any given afternoon.

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San Francisco, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I read these reviews with interest, as I am considering moving to the area. After living throughout the US. (I currently live in the Bay Area) and having visited many of the US scenic sites and local neighborhoods, I have to say that this truly is a lovely area. I just visited in the fall and it is beautiful and... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

The residents in this area like to try to make a bigger deal about the name of their street than is necessary to boost their self esteem & property values but its way overrated. I'm sure it was neat back in the day but that was long ago. It's just another street these days that a poem talked about long... More

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Odessa, MO
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is a lovely, winding, street in the northern part of town. While it is no longer the country lane described in the poem by Eugene Fields, it is a lovely drive through a nice neighborhood. Fortunately, we chose a time of day (mid-morning on Wednesday) when traffic was light and we could slow down and look at some very... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Lover's Lane is a beautiful place to drive in any season! Winter boasts lots of beautiful Christmas lights, and Spring/Summer you'll see houses with the outstanding gardening of the locals.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

If you want to take a drive and look at some nice old houses (among average houses, that's the way we roll here in St. Joe) it's a very lovely drive. Don't try to walk it though. The best part has no sidewalks.

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Central PA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

It took forever to find this because it's an overpass off the main road with no good signage. Basically it's a back country road in the middle of an old but very pretty housing development. You'd probably appreciate it more if you walked along it rather than drove.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This drive through vintage homes sprinkled with modern abodes gives you a small glimpse of the hey day of St. Joseph. In the spring, the flowers adorn the sidewalks and driveways. In the fall, the colorful leaves and crisp air give it a New England flair. From Lovers Lane, hop off onto the parkway system for another adventure through St.... More

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Savannah, Missouri, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

If you are looking for Lover's Lane because of the poem, great, but except for the colors of the leaves in the fall, this is going to be a big disappointment to most of you. If the city had done something special to dress it up, it would have been nice. But the poem"Lover's Lane, Lover's Lane, hasn't existed for... More

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