Saint Louis Warnings and Dangers

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    DO NOT CROSS THE RIVER -- DO...

    by DrewV Written Aug 24, 2002

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    DO NOT CROSS THE RIVER -- DO NOT GO TO EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLINOIS. It's perhaps the most crime-ridden, downtrodden, and dangerous area in the entire USA. Be very careful when driving in St. Louis that you do not accidentally cross the river. If you do, especially at night, stay on the freeway until you can safely tun around. Just a warning.

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  • Like any city, it has it's...

    by GreenVial Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Like any city, it has it's share of crime. Try to be polite or ignore the pan handlers. They are usually harmless but may frighten those who aren't used to them. Lock vehicle doors and roll up windows when you are in bad sections of town (East St. Louis and North St. Louis).

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    It is not a good idea to...

    by maryinutopia Written Aug 24, 2002

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    It is not a good idea to wander about after dark by yourself and especially don't leave the downtown area (where the hotels are) because IT CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS! The photo was taken from the arch and shows part of the area that would be dangerous IN THE DARK!

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    Be In Shape to Tour

    by BruceDunning Written Aug 21, 2010

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    Again, I note so many people of weight that -just how do they carry on in life? A few below are examples of how touring can wear a person out with a load to carry.

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  • The casinos are becoming the...

    by TOMHET Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The casinos are becoming the largest tourist traps in the country. We love them, and thankfully are not compelled to go there. We can enjoy them on our infrequent splurges into decadence.

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    Be prepared for an...

    by DrewV Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Be prepared for an old-fashioned dose of cheeziness when you get close to the arch. It's infectious.

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  • Nov 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Central West Side has mostly non violent crime, though I would not purchase a expensive home, as those houses are very old and declining in value. Plus on streets of mansions there was a murder by a local serial killer of a mother and four year old. Always bad news when wealth butts up against poverty. But if you have to live there, central west end is least likely place to be murdered

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