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The world famous Gateway Arch, also known as The Gateway to the West, is a monument to the westward expansion of the United States.

Designed in 1947 and completed in 1965 it is the tallest monument in the United States and an important part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri.

Before visiting this national site, search for more information about this icon to the city of St. Louis. You can learn facts about the design and construction of the monument. See pictures of the construction and understand how the tram to the top works. Investigate the prices and hours of operation and learn how to buy tickets in advance.