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S is for St Louis

My last post was about my trip to Colorado.  On our way there, we stopped in St Louis, MO just long enough to go up in the Gateway Arch.  I have seen the arch many times, but had never gone up in it.  It was a lot of fun and a great view from the top.

Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO

The Gateway Arch (aka Gateway to the West) is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.  It sits on the Mississippi River.  Visitors can ride a tram to the top of the arch.  It is pretty tight quarters in the tram car, but worth it once you get to the top.   The view of the river and the city is quite nice.

This is another place I’d like to go back to and spend more time.   I’d like to visit the Museum of Westward Expansion, take a river boat ride and I’m sure there is much more to do in St. Louis.  The drive for me would only be 7-8 hours, so I’m sure I’ll make it back sometime soon.

Arch Shadow

Gateway Arch shadow as seen from the top of the arch