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Gateway Arch In St. Louis





Fast Facts

Location: Located in the city of St. Louis in Missouri, USA.
Attraction Type: Monument.
Significance: It is the tallest monument in the United States.
Best time to Visit: Throughout the year.
Visiting Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (during summer) and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (during winter).
How to Reach: You can reach St. Louis in several ways. If you are coming down by flight, you need to come at Lambert St. Louis International Airport. Amtrak trains are available from Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angles, San Antonio etc. You can also reach St. Louis by I-70W from Illinois, Indian and Ohio, by I-64W from Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee, by I-55N from Arkansas and Tennessee, by I-55S from Illinois, by I-44E from Tulsa and by I-70E from Kansas City.
Nearest Airport: Lambert St. Louis International Airport (STL).

It is the icon of the city, it is the symbol gateway to the west, it is the tallest monument in the United States — the Gateway Arch In St. Louis is not only a thing of beauty but also an architectural brilliance. Gigantic in structure, the Gateway Arch is too appealing for the tourists who flock in a great number here. It is an exceptional experience for anyone to ride a unique elevator up to the top and see the world down. Too exciting to resist? The Gateway Arch In St. Louis is waiting for you.

An integral part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the Gateway Arch, is located in the city of St. Louis in Missouri, USA. Designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen and structural engineer Hannskarl Bandel, the construction of the Gateway Arch started on 12th February, 1963. It took almost 2½ years to complete this 630 feet tall monument. On 24th July, 1967, the Gateway Arch was opened to the public.

Things to Do

As your start your visit to the Gateway Arch In St. Louis , you need to come down to its underground visitor center. There are also two passenger trams, which will take you to the observation room at the top and also the Museum of Westward Expansion. Tucker Theater is also another attraction in the Gateway Arch where a documentary film by Charles Guggenheim on the construction of the Arch, called Monument to the Dream, is shown daily. Odyssey Theatre is the place where large screen movies are shown.

Opening Hours:

Summer: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Trams: 8.30 a.m. to 9.10 p.m. (every 10 minutes)
Winter: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Trams: 9.20 a.m. to 5.10 p.m. (every 10 minutes)
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Rates:

Tram Tickets: $10 (Adults) / $7 (Youths 13-15 years) / $3 (Children 3-12 years) Movie Tickets: $7 (Adults) / $4 (Youths 13-15 years) / $2.50 (Children 3-12 years)

Accommodation

There are plenty of hotels in St. Louis. Some of those are as below:

Drury Hotel
721 Emerson Road, Suite 400
St. Louis, MO 63141, USA
Tel: +1+314-429-2255
Fax: +1-314-429-5166

Millennium Hotel St. Louis
200 South 4th Street
St. Louis
USA 63102-1804

Related Links :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76Sdq6csrME&feature=related: Get to see great views of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, and learn about its history in this comprehensive video on this representative American monument.



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