Gateway Arch National Park

An American flag with the Gateway Arch in the background

A Different Kind of National Park

When we think of National Parks, we might be tempted to think of luscious greenery, stunning vistas and seemingly endless hiking trails. Well, Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, is certainly different.

A national park does not always have to be about preserving landscapes and biodiversity – Gateway Arch National Park is the best example.

The Arch is the tallest monument in the United States, towering over the city of St. Louis at a staggering 630 feet. The monument was built in the 1960s as a tribute to the westward expansion of the United States and is made completely out of stainless steel.

The park includes a visitor center, which is home to the Museum of Westward Expansion. Here you can learn more about the American expansion to the West.

Should you not suffer from vertigo, you can feel free take a tram ride to the top of the structure and enjoy breathtaking views of the city of St. Louis, as well as the surrounding region.

Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO 63102

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