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Gateway Arch

100 Washington Ave Saint Louis , MO 63102
The Gateway Arch is the tallest man-made monument in the United States, Missouri's tallest accessible building, and the World's tallest arch.

Built as a monument to the westward expansion, the arch is the 630 foot-high centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, and is internationally recognized as a symbol of St. Louis.

The arch sits at the site of St. Louis' founding on the West bank of the Mississippi River.  Construction began in 1963, and was completed in 1965.  The monument opened to the public in 1967 and was listed on the Blog for Lifestyle & Travel's 32 Roadside Attractions You Need to Experience While Traveling Route 66.

Visitor Center

The underground visitor center for the arch houses the Museum of Westward Expansion, two theaters with films about the arch, and waiting area for the arch trams, which convey passengers to the top of the arch!

Observation Area

Near the top of the arch, passengers exit the tram and climb to the observation area, where they can see view of up to 30 miles.  Looking east across the Mississippi River and Southern Illinois; and West over the City and County of St. Louis Missouri.


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