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Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center

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Address: 7295 S Highway 94, Saint Charles, MO 63304-2203
Phone Number: (636) 300–2600
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I remember when this really WAS an old abandoned nuclear site. It really was a mess. The fact that the EPA forced a clean-up is impressive, but how they did it even more so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2016
Ken G
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Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

A former toxic waste site that was cleaned up. You can learn a little about the contamination, the clean up, and the animals that have reclaimed the area in the information center. The short walk to the top of the concrete shell provides a great view and if you go at the right time, you will be the only one... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

You see a hill, you want to climb it, right? That is what we did. We did not visit the actual interpretive center building as it was early in the day when we went. There is plenty of parking. There were other people there exercising and walking dogs. There was a portapotty available in the parking lot. The walkways are... More 

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Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

I remember when this really WAS an old abandoned nuclear site. It really was a mess. The fact that the EPA forced a clean-up is impressive, but how they did it even more so. It's worth the visit to the center to read about it. Not everyone will want to travel to the top, but the view is nice. A... More 

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Thank Ken G
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Why you would make this an attraction I will never know. No one should be visiting this, especially not children. This a nuclear waste site. Yes, they say it's safe but who really knows. People are dying because of places like this. No way, is this ok. Do some research before going and really think about it.

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Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

If you like history, this a good place to visit. The waste site is impressively large. You have to walk all the way up though to appreciate it.

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Thank Billy S
Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The hike up the stairs is pleasant for all ages. The view from the top is so peaceful and beautiful with nice educational stations to read about the history of the site.

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Howell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Even though they say it is safe, sometimes you got to ask questions. Although compared to how they were disposing of contaminates a few decades ago, I guess we are on the right track. I don't know if I would go out of my way to see this but if near by, it's worth a visit. Interesting, informative and if... More 

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Indianapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It's certainly interesting. Walking up to the site that entombs the nuclear waste is an impressive visual. There is a high mound of rocks that you know covers nuclear waste and wildflowers growing all the way around it with cyclists on the trails. You walk up a high set of steps to reach the top where there's information on the... More 

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Thank Jennifer A
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a hidden gem if you are into history and engineering. A few miles south of I-64 on Route 94 in St. Charles County a huge mound of carefully placed rocks appears to the right of the road. It looks like a dam but why would a dam be at the top of a hill. You turn at a... More 

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Thank Randy W
Friedheim, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

I had never heard of the place. We were driving past and saw the sign and stopped in. Don't get to climb a hill that is covering nuclear waste very often. Neat place we were only there about a half an hour, something different.

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