The beautiful Gateway Arch in Saint Louis! Part of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, this 630-foot stainless steel arch pays homage to those who accepted the challenge of exploration and western expansion in North America. In the early 1800s, a fire ravaged the city, leaving only a few buildings standing, including the courthouse shown in the first picture. This fire led to most new buildings being made of brick, creating the red brick architecture so common in the city now. Below the arch, you can utilize a tram system which takes you to the top. The cars seat 5 and are very tiny- the doors are only 4' high! You can see the steps and inner workings through the window. The view from the top is spectacular and not to be missed!
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