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Malcolm W Martin Memorial Park

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Address: 185 W Trendley Ave, East Saint Louis, IL 62201-1213
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+1 618-346-4905

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Besy view of the Arch

Really nice park and the platform to shoot photos of St Louis MO is great. Lots of parking and a easy climb as the ramps are very slight. The Gateway Geyser was not working when... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Richard J
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really nice park and the platform to shoot photos of St Louis MO is great. Lots of parking and a easy climb as the ramps are very slight. The Gateway Geyser was not working when we were there but we still got great shots. One suggestion have a GPS roads in and out are not in good shape and not... More 

Thank Richard J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to fianaly visit the park. Great choice. Great scenery. Great view of the Arch and city skyline. We are going to take another trip to see the geyser. If like us you've over looked or just never taken the trip to see this park, it's a must see for St. Louisans or visitors.

Thank Major G
Southern Indiana
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is probably the best place to take photos of the arch. There is a tall structure with slightly inclined ramps you can walk up to get the best view. I only went to the second story and was able to get a lot of great pictures and just stand there admiring the beauty of the arch. Driving to the... More 

Thank jersharocks
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly less crowded... but good view of arch and saint louis downtown. Security personal was kind to help and provide details.

Thank Roshan P
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I had few doubts about visiting this places when I read reviews which mentioned it not be safe if you going alone and all. Since we were in a group I took my chances and with no surprise my friends asked me where are you taking us on this lonely not so friendly roads and corners. I told them to... More 

Thank Deepak S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park is a great place to get an alternative view of the St Louis arch. By itself, the park is nothing special. But the elevated platform to view across the river is a great place to see the arch. The park is in an industrial area and just down the road from a casino, so it... More 

Thank Martin S
East Saint Louis, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Not only is it the best view of the St Louis, MO riverfront and the Arch it also has the largest man-made fountain in the USA. Children will love the walk up the ramp to the viewing level. The grounds are well kept with restrooms and security.

Thank yfoogan
Jefferson, Oregon
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This little park offers a great view of the Arch and St Louis skyline. The view deck is recorded so if you want you can capture your presence on the platform. A handie little feature if you don't bring your own photographer along with you. There is a large pond in the park but the water feature wasn't operational. The... More 

Thank Barb B
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Asked google where is the best place to take a picture of the arch - and Malcolm Martin Memorial Park came up. It's in a middle of an industrial park but the view is really nice to St. Louis downtown, Mississippi River and of course the famous arch. There is a lookout that would give you the best photo shootout.

Thank eranp854
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 743 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The best views of the arch are here on this side of the river. A very nice park with plenty of parking and green space.

Thank Bernardo F

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