It’s the nation's tallest manmade monument, and riding the tram to the top is one of those things you just have to do once in your life, just to say you did. The ride itself is horrible. You’re crammed into a tiny sweltering box with 5 other people and the little windows give you a view of…metal. The view from the top isn’t that impressive either, since you need to squish yourself to see out of the weirdly angled windows. And yes, in case you were wondering, the arch IS swaying in the wind.
The museum of Westward Expansion, found hidden under the arch, is pretty cool. It’s also free, so that’s a bonus.
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St. Louis Riverfront 707 North First St
St. Louis, Missouri 63102
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