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“So interesting” 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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St Charles, MO
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“So interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This place has a wonderful interpretive center. It explains all about how the area was contaminated when uranium was processed here and then was cleaned up. The kids also learn about geology and soil! My kids even thought it was cool!

Visited October 2012
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“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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“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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“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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“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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