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Compton Hill Reservoir Park

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Address: Grand and Russell Avenues, Saint Louis, MO 63110
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+1 314-289-5330

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Great views from a historic structure

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 June 2016
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. There are windows at the top that give a great view of downtown St Louis,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 youngest of the other three water towers located in Saint Louis and stands 179ft tall.... More 

Thank Brian M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Smoky Mountain, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 breeze up top too! We were lucky to be in the area on the first... More 

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Sandoval, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Troy, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 and curious reading. This was on my bucket list and did not disappoint.

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St Louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

Located at the intersection of highway 44 and Grand Avenue in South St Louis, this park holds a reservoir and an historic water tower, one of only seven remaining in the United States. There are two other historic water towers located in St Louis, both several miles to the North on Grand Avenue. From the website: “The Compton Hill Water... More 

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