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18 Fascinating Things You Might Not Know About The Gateway Arch In Missouri

The Gateway Arch is known world-wide as the symbol of the city of St. Louis. It was created as a monument to westward expansion, and is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. For St. Louisians, it is a symbol of home, there to greet you each time you return to the city after being away. It is very well-known and millions can claim to have visited it for the last nearly 50 years. Here are some things you may not know.

Did you learn something new? Have you been up in the arch? What was your experience? We would love to hear from you.

Stephanie Butler
A native Midwesterner with a love for family, friends, and learning new things. In second-stage of career life, this former college instructor enjoys contributing to OIYS, blogging, reading, and spending time with her kids.