Wednesday, April 1, 2009
St. Louis, Missouri: Gateway Arch
Trivia question: Name an historic landmark that is exactly as tall as it is wide.
We have a winner. The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is 630 feet in both directions. It's on some parkland right by the Mississippi River, and a fine symbol for St. Louis as a jumping off point for the Westward expansion of the nation.
Besides, it's a fun ride as well. Visitors hope in a claustrophobia-creating tram, which bounces around a bit as it goes to the top. There you look out as the city and river below. The bottom also has a short museum, which shows a movie on Lewis and Clark.
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