Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller, Matt Miller, Jacque Miller, Amy Bartolo
Date: 1999, July 2003, 2005, 2009, 2018
The giant arch, which scan be seen miles away, is a steel catenary arch located near the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition on the Mississippi River. The 91 acre park holds the arch and a museum. The arch is 630 feet tall and 630 feet wide at the base. You can pay to ride a unique tram system to the observation room at the top. We enjoyed the museum and the views of the river. The arch is also known as “The Gateway to the West”.
We left the arch and took the kids to the St. Louis Science Center and Children’s Discovery Museum where the family enjoyed many exhibits and on-hand projects.