The Gateway To The West

By: Vmt Singuillo

Ever heard of the Gateway Arch in Saint Louis, Missouri? Probably many of you are more familiar with the Statue of Liberty in New York and the Golden Gate in San Francisco, but how about the Gateway Arch?

The Gateway Arch is a Jefferson National Expansion Memorial which symbolizes
America's expansion to the West. It stands at 630 feet high and is currently the
tallest memorial in the US - even taller than the Statue of Liberty.

As you enter the city of Saint Louis, this three-sided enormous structure can be
easily seen looming above the skyrise buildings of the city.

Made of stainless
steel with its free standing structure, it holds as the number one tourist attraction of Saint Louis.

It is fascinating to note that the arch can accommodate people inside its structure. It has two trams each located on its North and South ends which can
carry passengers up to its tallest peak where visitors can view the whole city
through the arch's small windows.

The area where the arch stands is a park in itself with its wide green lawn, walk ways underneath the trees,and its man-made lake. Fronting the park is the
Missouri river where tour boats sail along.

Lastly, a beautiful underground complex can be found directly beneath the arch.
It houses its own museum, theaters, and souvenir stores. Probably, describing the arch wouldn't be enough to characterize this excellent architectural structure of the 20th century. Seeing it and visiting the arch is the best thing to do.

Saint Louis is a big city and hotels are available for your stay. Of course advance are the best thing to do. to Saint Louis is
also a big possibility to facilitate your transportation.

So visit St. Louis soon!

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