Jul 30 2019

On the Road Again: Where Were We?

If you guessed the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri you are correct!  We have actually been in St. Louis 4 times already this month.  I have seen the Arch many times driving through St. Louis, but a couple years ago we actually went up in it.  It is a great place to visit with some neat history.  There is actually a museum in the bottom of the arch.

Did you know?

  • Arch is 630 feet tall
  • It is made of Steel and Concrete
  • Eero Saarinen was the Finnish-American architect who designed the Arch
  • From the top of the Arch on a clear day you can see up 30 miles in either direction
  • Tram ride takes 4 minutes to go up and 3 minutes to go down
  • There are 1,076 steps inside the arch, however, they are only used for maintenance and emergencies
  • It was originally called the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial now it is the Gateway Arch National Park
  • The Memorials to Thomas Jefferson, for his role in opening the West & Dred Scott who sued for his freedom in the Old Courthouse
  • Directly across the Mississippi River from the Arch on the Illinois side is the Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park  where the Gateway Geyser (the tallest water fountain in the U.S.) and the Mississippi River Overlook can be found

If you are going through St. Louis, Missouri and have extra time I encourage you to check it out.

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