Gateway Arch Museum of Westward Expansion, Saint Louis, Missouri
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Visitors to the Gateway Arch (aka the St Louis Arch) have one thing in mind- a ride to the top. Few realize that beneath the arch is a fascinating museum. The Museum of Westward Expansion, beneath the Arch, is free to enter. The museum follows a circular pattern, beginning with President Jefferson, gazing westward. Following his gaze, you will continue along the outer ring to the Louis and Clark Expedition and the American Indian Peace Medals. More hands on experiences can be found in the center of the museum, with tipis to explore, a covered wagon, buffalo, cowboys, the railroad, and explorers. During our visit a 'settler' showed my girls the types of toys children would have had back then, and let them play with them.
Tips for Families
The north 'leg' of the arch is always busiest; enter through the south 'leg'. Have your bags ready for screening- they will go through a scanner. Pockets must also be emptied and belts removed.
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