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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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Quiet and cool

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Roshan P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Thank Roshan P
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Deepak S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 

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Thank Martin S
East Saint Louis, Illinois
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank yfoogan
Jefferson, Oregon
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37 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 

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Thank Barb B
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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.

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Thank Eran P
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Bernardo F
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The park was not far from St. Louis arch. You had a great view and it was free to visit. The water fountain goes off periodically, and at its highest, is the same height as the arch. I'd recommend it. Fun for a picnic or something too.

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Thank Kayla B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I will admit that I sometimes forget about this park. Nobody ever talks about it, but it is a hidden gem (as many others have mentioned). I do wish that more people would go over there to alleviate the irrational fear many people have of the east side and East St. Louis in particular. I can report that I often... More 

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Thank Kyle B
Conyers, Georgia
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

It was the best place to see the arch however the roads from the freeway to the park are not good. The area before the park is desolate but there are a lot of trucks going in and out of the area.

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