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Compton Hill Reservoir Park

Grand and Russell Avenues, Saint Louis, MO 63110
+1 314-289-5330
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Had first visited a year ago but it was closed as its only open on select days of the month... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Stop by if you are close

Not open all the time, but if you are close and they are take the walk up the stairs for a great... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Dan L
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Grand and Russell Avenues, Saint Louis, MO 63110
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Had first visited a year ago but it was closed as its only open on select days of the month. Finally got there and climbed the 198 steps to the top. If you're in dog walking shape it's an easy climb. If you do need...More

Thank wdc3293
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Not open all the time, but if you are close and they are take the walk up the stairs for a great view of St. Louis. There is a bit of history involved with this so enjoy it.

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We climbed the nearly 200 steps of the Water Tower in the Compton Hill Reservoir Park in early June to view the full moon from on high. The panoramic view of the city was worth the sweat! It was a clear night and, lit by...More

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The park features a water tower that is over 100 years old. A climb of only 198 steps gets you to the top. There is no elevator but the view is marvelous. Great shots of downtown and a 360 view of the city. Open on...More

Thank califken
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

The Compton Hill Reservoir Park is open the first Saturday of every month and one day a month during a full moon. It costs $5 for adults, $3 for kids and is free for children under 6 to scale the 198 steps to the top....More

Thank GoVols79
Reviewed 18 February 2016

The Compton Hill Water Tower is a truly unique destination in Saint Louis, as it is one of only seven surviving water towers in the United States with two others also located in Saint Louis. The tower It was built in 1898 and actually the...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Lucky enough to climb to the top one evening this April. The tower was open for the full moon viewing. Stunning tower with lovely city views.

Thank MichaelaBT
Reviewed 2 August 2015

We climbed the 198 steps to the top! Yes 198 steps. But there are platforms that you can stop and take a break if you need to. The view at the top is amazing! You can see all of St Louis, including the Arch. Nice...More

1  Thank Krr1975
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

I've seen this structure from the interstate and never went to check it out until this weekend. It is a well preserved very old water tower. Check to see when you can go inside for a tour.

Thank DebSandoval_IL
Reviewed 19 June 2015

The water tower costs $5 per person and is only open at certain times. Do a web search for times. The spiral stairs go up,150' or so, to a viewing area with windows all around. As you work your way up, there are many pictures...More

1  Thank what38
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