Come and visit the gateway to the Western United States.
Besides riding the tram to the top of the arch, visitors may also ride on a 19th-century riverboat replica on the Mississippi River. If you’re the adventurous type, helicopter tours are offered too, and no reservations are required. Another site available at the park is the Old Court House, famous for the role it played in two major civil rights battles pertaining to slavery and women’s suffrage.
At the gateway arch, you can walk right up and touch the stainless steel base. Head down to the arch's underground entrance to take a ride up to the top. This is an exquisite man-made architectural structure that is 630-feet tall. Before you leave the Arch, be sure to watch the feature film at the museum to learn about the history of the arch and how it was built.
To keep children engaged, they can fill out an activity booklet to earn a junior ranger badge. You can find the booklets at the information desk inside the Arch. Explore this unique National Park the next time you visit Missouri.