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 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; 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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  • The sheer size of the arch is not apparent at all until you're standing right underneath it! A must-visit at least once in your life. The grounds were beautifully kept. Could not go up in the arch....  more
    The sheer size of the arch is not apparent at all until you're standing right underneath it! A must-visit at least once in your life. The grounds were beautifully kept. Could not go up in the arch....  more »
  • It was a cool experience. The ride to the top is in a rather small capsule that is part Ferris wheel - part elevator - part sci-fi ride back in time that takes about 4 minutes to reach the top. Once.....  more
    It was a cool experience. The ride to the top is in a rather small capsule that is part Ferris wheel - part elevator - part sci-fi ride back in time that takes about 4 minutes to reach the top. Once.....  more »
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  • This a must see while in the St Louis area.
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