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Museum of Westward Expansion, Saint Louis

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  • Old court house where Dred Scott case was heard, really neat dome cathedral, history of st Louis, Lewis and Clark, a short walk from arch and part of National park system so as always a ranger talk is...  more »
  • This museum is seamlessly connected to the indoor space used to pay for tickets and cue up to ascend into the Gateway Arch. The museum gives a 1-2 hour visit a nice overview of the circumstances and e...  more »
  • If you have a choice schedule your visit sometime after 2017. The Arch, the grounds, and the museum are being renovated and reconstructed. The Museum is relocated into temporary quarters in the Old Co...  more »
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  • When I entered the building I asked if it was the Museum of Westward Expansion because I did not see a sign with that name. The park service staff told me it used to be under the Arch and it closed but some of the exhibits are now in the Old Court House, which is the building marked in Google maps (March 2017). I was confused but I toured the museum anyway. I learned so much about the St. Louis area, Dred Scott and westward trade and exploration. Some of the exhibits are a little old and I did not see newer, updated interactive exhibits for kids, but I still encourage families to take children. All the kids I saw were having fun! I enjoyed the exhibits and the architecture. I'm not sure if this location is mislabeled on Google or something. I'm still confused about where I spent my afternoon but I had fun!
  • I ever visited this place on Oct 2010. i have some photos.
  • Some interesting info about St. Louis and it's history
  • I enjoyed my visit to the museum however the workers were very rude and disrespectful. They threw rocks at me when I rode the buffalos and wouldn't come down. I don't know why they would do this, I just wanted to have a real experience. I just wanted to know what the Westward Expansion was like, but I can tell you one thing, it sucked ass.
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