The Gateway Arch, known as the “Gateway to the West”, is the tallest structure in Missouri. The Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis’ role in the Westward Expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson’s role in opening the West and to Dred Scott who sued for his freedom in the Old Courthouse. The arch is 630 feet tall and wide on 91 acres of land between an interstate and the Mississippi River. As of 2021, it’s the tallest monument in the United States and the tallest arch in the world. Each year, over 1 million visitors take the tram rides to the top.
Visitor Center Address: 11 N 4th St #1810, St. Louis, Missouri 63102
Coordinates: 38.625400, -90.188780