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August 31, 2010
From journal St Louis Missouri
MASSAPEUA, New York
August 26, 2009
From journal St Louis
January 2, 2008
From journal Two friends, Four Days and a Lifetime of Memories
March 9, 2007
From journal Go Ahead and Delay my Flight - I Dare You!
September 19, 2006
From journal Things to do in St. Louis
Los Angeles, California
August 4, 2006
From journal A Day in Saint Louis
New York Mills, Minnesota
March 5, 2006
From journal St. Louis
August 14, 2005
The Arch is located on the well-developed Gateway Arch Riverfront and is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Millions of people visit this steel structure each year, gazing at its 630 ft. stature. But, after you’ve taken a few pictures, what else is there to do? Plenty!
Underneath the arch is an air-conditioned plaza that houses the Museum of Westward Expansion, including a Lewis & Clark exhibit that features talking mannequins. There are a couple of shops in which you can buy St. Louis and Arch souvenirs. There is also a vending area where you can get drinks.
There is still a tram that runs to the top and you can buy your tickets here, as well. I am claustrophobic, so there was no way I was taking that tiny elevator up to the top, but the lines were long of more adventurous tourists who couldn’t wait to reach new heights. Tip: You can order your tickets online at GatewayArch.com and bypass the ticket line when you get to the Arch.
When you’re done visiting the Arch itself, head on down to the riverfront and hop aboard a riverboat cruise (gatewayarchriverboats.com). Or, grab some fast food at the Arch View Café.
There are plenty of trees in the park, so it's easy to find a shady spot during the humid summer months. Also, if you walk to the right (as you're looking at the arch) you'll see a tree-lined path with benches...a perfect spot for relaxing before your next activity.
If you’re driving to the Arch, the Arch parking garage on Washington Street charges $6 for the first 9 hours and .75 each additional hour. Or, you can take the MetroLink. Get off the train at Laclede’s landing and walk a short distance to the Arch. For specific instructions on driving to the Arch, check out www.gatewayarch.com.
Weekends are busy, so expect crowds.
From journal A Day in St. Louis
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
November 4, 2003
Take a tram ride to the top (adults $8; children $3 or $5). The tram is a small pod which seats four people and slowly shifts its position as it rises to the observation deck. Once on the observation deck, the view of downtown St. Louis and the Mississippi River is breathtaking. Where else can you look down into Busch Stadium and watch a baseball game! The trip to the observation deck and back takes about an hour.
In the base of the arch is a visitor center and two movie theaters. They show movies about the arch's construction, Great American West and Lewis and Clark. The movie admission is $6 for adults and $2.50/$3 for children.
Once you are done admiring the inside of the arch, keep right on exjoying the memorial. The arch is part of a national park located on 91 acres along the Mississippi River. Explore some of the sites along the river or stroll the park with your camera and enjoy the many different perspectives of the arch. Take lots of film because the grounds are beautiful and presents numerous photo opportunities of the arch.
From journal Desoto Getaway
Morgantown, West Virginia
May 30, 2003
When we finally got in line for the tram, we had to leave our child's stroller behind. You receive a short history before boarding the tram. The tram itself is a bit cramped but was a very exciting ride. Once at the top, there is flight of stairs. The view was spectacular.
From journal Day in St. Louis