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“Great site to see!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center

Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center
7295 Highway 94 South, Saint Charles, MO 63304
(636) 300–2600
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Educational Sites
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Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great site to see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

It is most interesting to visit the interpretative center and then climb the "mountainous" containment pile. View from up there is excellent.

Visited November 2012
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Louisville, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Informative and a Little Scary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The site is open during daylight hours but the interpretive center has specific hours. I highly recommend going when the center is open as it is very well done. It included the history of the site from the founding of the communities to the present.

In addition to the toxic waste storage facility, there are several hiking trails in the conservation area that we were unfortunately unable to take due to time constraints.

It is easy to get to, and definitely worth the detour (2 miles off the interstate).

Visited September 2012
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New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great view atop a former toxic-waste site.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

Very friendly folks in the visitor center, very informative exhibits. Brief film gave a great history. You can walk to the top of the mound and see for miles.... Hard to believe there is so much former toxic waste under your feet...

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St. Charles, MO
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Creepy cool.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

To be so close to safely sequestered toxic waste is a unique experience. A great interpretive center and a nice hike to the top of the stone mound. Bring sun screen.

Visited June 2011
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Arlington
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126 reviews 126 reviews
50 attraction reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Visit a Toxic Dump”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Leave it to the Department of Energy to make a tourist site of a toxic dump. It started life (or death) as a munitions plant during World War II. The Atomic Energy Commission -- one of the forerunners of the Department of Energy -- took it over in the mid-1950s to process uranium, adding radioactivity to the toxic sludge. Then the Army had plans to produce Agent Orange defoliants there. The whole thing became a Superfund site in the 1980s. They buried the stuff under 75 feet of dirt and built a viewing platform on top of it, with picnic tables and hiking trails. The Visitors' Center explains how safe the site is now. It is less than a mile from the water supply for 70,000 people and from the Francis Howell High School. Wear your lead underwear.

Visited October 2011
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