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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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Worth the drive, great view of the arch!

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Southern Indiana
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Southern Indiana
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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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55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

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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127 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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 

Thank Barb B
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

Thank eranp854
New York City, New York
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5,141 reviews
2,611 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 703 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
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Kayla B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 

Thank Kyle B

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