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Riverfront Park

1st St. and Francis St., Saint Joseph, MO 64505
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Ranked #25 of 25 Attractions in Saint Joseph
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Fall River, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My husband grew up in St. Joe and it was my first trip there, so he was showing me around.. Upon arrival he was very disappointes in how run down it had become. Reminded me of a good place to get mugged. Junkies and rif raf hanging about. I would say keep away!

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I lived in St. Joe when Riverfront park was built, when you could go there and get on a paddle-boat to take a ride on the river! This was one of the most fun things there ever was to do in St. Joe... Unfortunately, the riverboat gave way to a casino, which shortly after moved upstream and became a larger... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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200 reviews 200 reviews
47 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

this park is very scenic. it sits on the MO. river banks. the place has very good picnic area. picnic tables or there is nice grounds to spread out a blanket picnic.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Concrete sidewalks allow for a beautiful walk or bike along the banks of the Missouri River. Bring your binoculars for you might glimpse bald eagles or waterfowl along the way!

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Lees Summit
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150 reviews 150 reviews
44 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We have been down here a few different times. Each time almost there have been some unsavory people there. It's in an industrial area that is mostly rundown and closed. There also used to be a riverboat attraction there that is long gone and now just has trash and graffiti. The side of the trail by the nature center and... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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565 reviews 565 reviews
267 attraction reviews
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

If you are in the mood for a brisk walk, this is a good place to go. The part located by the casino is quite far from St. Joseph, so do not attempt to walk there from downtown. We made our walk in the evening, as the sun was going down, and the reflections in the mighty Missouri were impressive.... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

A great spot to go for a walk and the sights of St. Jo ! We even saw a porcupine along the way. I imagine it would prettiest in spring or fall.

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Gainesville, Texas
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253 reviews 253 reviews
74 attraction reviews
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

It's worth the visit if you have never been there before, we loved the fountains and the river with the boat ride as well as the walking and shoping.

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Minneapolis, MN
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

The park was difficult to find and difficult to get to on foot. We had to walk through a rather rundown industrial area and cross several train tracks to get there. It doesn't appear to be well maintained. There are some things that make a visit worthwhile. There was a very nice walking/biking trail that we enjoyed. There are also... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

A great idea gone to pot. Area sufferwes due to lack of upkeep. Great walking trail when not flooded out however.

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