The Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch

Posted by Kristina Ingersoll on Jul 28th 2020

As a symbol into the Westward Expansion of the United States during the 19th century, the St. Louis Gateway Arch is a prominent tourist destination for anyone visiting the downtown. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson's role in having opened the West, to the pioneers, and to Dred Scott who sued for his freedom in the Old Courthouse that is located right next to the Arch. 

Arch Visitor Center

Looking for information about the park? Head over to the visitor center which is conveniently located: underground! While renovations are new, those who have never been to the Arch must go aaaaaall the way up to it in order to find the center and the museum. 

Visit the Museum

For a unique depiction of St. Louis and its past, go from the Visitor Center to the Museum! Find out about the rich history of St. Louis and just what into making the mighty Arch stand and be the gateway symbol that it stands for today.

Inside the Arch

With 1,076 stairs in each leg, it's no wonder we take the elevator when getting to the very top of the Arch! As you enter the elevator, you'll feel like you're walking into a little space pod and about to shoot of into space, but the ride up is rather quick! Choosing from a slew of windows to peer out across St. Louis and the river, the Arch offers spectacular views of the city, the ballpark, and the water where you often see casino boats floating by! For more information regarding the St. Louis Arch, visit here