Gateway Arch National Park, Saint Louis

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Gateway Arch National Park is an American national park located in St. Louis, Missouri, near the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

The memorial was established to commemorate:

the Louisiana Purchase, and the subsequent westward movement of American explorers and pioneers;

the first civil government west of the Mississippi River; and

the debate over slavery raised by the Dred Scott case.The national park consists of the Gateway Arch, a steel catenary arch that has become the definitive icon of St. Louis; a 91-acre (36.8 ha) park along the Mississippi River on the site of the earliest buildings of the city; the Old Courthouse, a former state and federal courthouse where the Dred Scott case originated; and the 140,000 sq ft (13,000 m2) museum at the Gateway Arch.

The immediate surroundings of the Gateway Arch were initially designated the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (a national memorial) by executive order on December 21, 1935. The Gateway Arch was completed on October 28, 1965, and the area surrounding it was redesignated as the "Gateway Arch National Park" (a national park) in 2018. The park is maintained by the National Park Service (NPS).

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  • Walked around this park, the arch, by the water, and the small man-made ponds four times during the five day stay. Must do activity on a nice day, but even in cloudy weather or light rain is...  more »
  • Aside from going up in the Gateway Arch, my wife and I and our friend with us enjoyed walking around the grounds of Gateway Arch National Park. It looks like a place to have a small picnic or try to.....  more »
  • This a must see while in the St Louis area.
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