In the heart of downtown St. Louis, Missouri, you'll find an awe-inspiring architectural attraction that memorializes Thomas Jefferson's opening of the westward expansion of the United States. Gateway Arch National Park boasts unique architecture, many historical sites, and the grand Mississippi River. With its proximity to the heart of St. Louis, you'll never run out of things to do.
At Gateway Arch, you'll have opportunities to view its stunning architecture from the ground, the river, helicopter, or even from the top of the arch, which is easily accessible by its one-of-a-kind trams. Outside of the arch, the nearby areas have plenty of historical significance to learn about - you can visit the Old Courthouse, which housed two trials of the Dred Scott case and the Virginia Minor trial for women's suffrage. Take a riverboat cruise down the historic Mississippi, catch a film at the Dred Scott Gallery, or simply walk along the park trails to explore all that St. Louis has to offer.