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Address: Modesto, CA
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A neon arch in the downtown area.

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It's a landmark for the city of Modesto and we locals love it. However, stay in your car with the door locked, the area is now a terrible skidrow.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kathleen O
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Modesto, California
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Modesto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a landmark for the city of Modesto and we locals love it. However, stay in your car with the door locked, the area is now a terrible skidrow.

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Thank Kathleen O
Sonora, California
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285 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This should not be listed as an attraction or a place. Booooring. Just find the downtown and be happy there.

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Thank William F
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

I love it its beautiful. It brings life to Modesto especially when its dark outside and the arch is lit. Up i just love it pretty cool beautiful way to welcome visitors and welcome people back home.

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Thank Ashley J
Modesto, California
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I was born and raised in Modesto, so this is a landmark for me...been under that many, many times! I'll probably travel under it many more times too!

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Thank Terry M
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

When you pass through Modesto, make sure that you look up at the arch that reads Water Wealth Contentment Health. If you look down when you are in this area, you will see lots of people that need water, are not wealthy, don't look very contented, and don't look very healthy. There is a big problem in Modesto with the... More 

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Thank Jett H
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This long-standing symbol of Modesto was updated and repaired from the original design a few years back. It stands along the Southern Pacific train tracks where passenger trains would transit the Central Valley of California. The North Modesto Kiwanis Club organized a rededication of the Arch for the 100th anniversary of its construction with a display of 100 vehicles, one... More 

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Thank Bob R
California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This isn't exactly an 'attraction', rather....just a sign over the lanes of traffic as you enter Downtown Modesto. BUT it sure is fun to see it when it's in a movie or shown in a TV.

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Thank luckyz3
Modesto, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Don't drive out of your way for this. It is not St. Louis. Yes it is a fond landmark from my childhood, and it was nicely restored not long ago. See it if you are already there.

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Thank Galen G
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

The Modesto Arch is pretty cool and is a reminder of Americana and road trip travel. Given that my family of four had just driven all day to Modesto from Southern California, the Arch was a fun sight.

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Thank Angesu22
Stockton, California
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119 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

The Modesto arch is a historic monument it's been there since I was a child, it is located on Hy-way 132 off of State Hy-way 99.

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Thank Brad S

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