United States Missouri St. Louis

Gateway Arch National Park

Iconic stainless steel monument and park in St. Louis, honoring westward expansion with a museum and tram rides to the top for city views.

Tips from the community

The Gateway Arch National Park isn’t your run-of-the-mill sort of US reserve. First off, it’s the smallest of all the parks in the country, clocking up under 200 acres. Second, it’s smack bang in the middle of downtown St. Louis. Yep, there are no arduous hiking trails to the tops of volcanos to be found here. However, you do get a startling monument to the westward expansion of the United States and loads of history about the Louisiana Purchase. Not a bad trade off, eh?

jrfrancis 3 years ago

Gateway Arch National Park is a memorial park dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, pioneers and explorers who were pivotal in expanding west-bound, as well as Dred Scott who fought for his freedom in the courthouse. Beneath the towering arch sculpture, miles of emerald grass sparkle, and clear water gleams. Tour the old courthouse that was the site of the historical Dred Scott case, and immerse yourself in the history and beauty of the park grounds.

seeker 3 years ago

Small but packed with history, the Gateway Arch National Park spreads through the heart of downtown St. Louis. Its centerpiece is the Gateway Arch itself, which holds exhibits that commemorate the Louisiana Purchase. Then there’s the Old Courthouse with its Civil War-era dome.

jrfrancis 3 years ago

The iconic Gateway Arch in St Louis is a must-see attraction on your Route 66 road trip.

chiefseeker 4 years ago

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