Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, Saint Louis
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We were lucky in some ways that the weather was stormy because there were no queues to go up to the top of the Gateway Arch - such that the pods in only one leg were needed It was well worth the exper... read more »
The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park, aka The Arch, is normally a five star attraction however, it is undergoing a major renovation. Hence the low rating. My most recent visit was quite disa... read more »
The Arch is located in the middle of this park. Be sure to take the time to stroll along the walkways and enjoy the amazing upgrades that are taking place. This Park is located behind the Old Courthou... read more »
The structure is easy to see in the middle of downtown St. Louis. This is where the historically famous Dred Scott case occurred. The interior is stunning. It is multi-level. The rotunda is beautiful when seen from an upper level. It is a "must see" when visiting St. Louis.
The iconic arch is a fantastic monument for St. Louis. The small park where the memorial is located has a very trail you can walk around right along the Mississippi river. You can also visit the Gateway Arch up close. For the more brave souls you can ride up a very small elevator capsule to see a view from the top of the gateway arch. It is a VERY small space and the arch does sway. The unfortunate part is the amount of construction currently going on in front of the arch.
Although temporarily closed for major renovations, the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (aka: Gateway Arch) is surely a site to see. I'm sure some people who live in the St. Louis area take for granted the splendor that is this architectural masterpiece. Hop a ride in the tram (when it's running again) and take in some of the most amazing views of the St. Louis downtown and riverfront. Finally, the museum and visitors area underground are quite interesting; make sure you have time to take it all in.
Anyone who visits St. Louis must visit the museum and Arch. The expansion memorial has a fantastic museum with tons of historic scenes that are great to check out by yourself, with friends or family. The arch is pretty much one of the most amazing things in the U.S. You get to ride up in this little egg like pod up inside the leg of the arch and once at the top you can see for miles and miles through the little windows at the top. You can also feel the wind move and sway the arch. Go there!
I've always liked the museum under the Arch, and the view looking up from underneath is impressive. The grounds are under renovation until 2017, but when complete it should be great, as it will make one big park all the way from the Archgrounds to the Old Couthouse.
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