Previously named the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, Gateway Arch National Park is located in St. Louis, Missouri. The park consist of the Gateway Arch, the Museum of Westward Expansion and the St. Louis’ Old Courthouse.
The Museum of Westward Expansion, positioned below the Arch, is as sizeable as a football field and encompasses a widespread collection of artifacts, mounted animal specimens, an authentic American Indian tipi, and an overview of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Summer is the busiest season, the park sees a large influx of visitors. The number of visitors reduce in the months of August and September as children return to school.
Fall is a popular season for group tours while winter is the most ideal time to visit if you want to avoid lines for the trams.
The top 5 best rated things to do in Gateway Arch National Park are:
1. Tram ride to the top of the Arch
2. See a screening of the film; Monument to the Dream
3. Riverboat Cruise
4. Visit the Old Courthouse
5. Take a helicopter ride