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Compton Hill Reservoir Park

Grand and Russell Avenues, Saint Louis, MO 63110
+1 314-289-5330
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Beautiful 360 view of the city

We climbed the nearly 200 steps of the Water Tower in the Compton Hill Reservoir Park in early June... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Suzanne L
Saint Louis, Missouri
One of the best views of St. Louis

The park features a water tower that is over 100 years old. A climb of only 198 steps gets you to... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 Apr 2017
“One of the best views of St. Louis”
4 weeks ago
“Beautiful 360 view of the city”
Grand and Russell Avenues, Saint Louis, MO 63110
+1 314-289-5330
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 17 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
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...More

1  Thank TravelGuySTL
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