The Gateway Arch is actually part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.|
Thomas Jefferson started the western expansion by commissioning Lewis and Clark's exploration of the Louisiana Purchase. They started their exploration from this point on the Mississippi River.
We went up into the top of the Arch. You have to ride a very small tram. The tram has 8 very small enclosed cars. Each car holds 5 people very close. It is not for someone claustrophobic. Because the sun was on the arch, the ride was sort of warm and stuffy.