"Of Course, You Can't Miss the Arch" Gateway Arch Tip by AKtravelers

Gateway Arch, Saint Louis: 81 reviews and 142 photos

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Without a doubt, St. Louis' most famous structure, icon and tourist attraction is the Gateway Arch. It is beloved by residents and is the symbol of the city. Of course, if you're downtown, you can't avoid seeing the Arch -- every bridge crossing the Mississippi provides a view of it. If you go to a Cardinals game, it's visible over the right field bleechers. It's everywhere.
When I was a child in 1976, I had a chance to take the eevator to the top of the Arch and look down on Busch Stadium. That stadium is gone, but there's a new one it its place and the elevator trip would probably give you a similar view.
The Arch is almost as old as me, being completed sometime around 1964. It symbolizes the Gateway to the frontier, as St. Louis considers itself the starting point for the settlement of the west.

Address: St. Louis Riverfront
Phone: (877)-982-1410
Website: http://www.gatewayarch.com

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  • Written Sep 15, 2009
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