The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, stands 630 feet tall, making it the tallest man-made monument in the United States (Washington Monument) and one of the tallest in the world (the Great Pyramid of Giza). Whether you’re planning to visit or just live near St. Louis, you can enjoy many other attractions within driving distance of the arch. Here are five that should be on your must-see list!
Citygarden Sculpture Park
After seeing the Gateway Arch, visit the neighbouring Citygarden Sculpture Park if you’d prefer to stay outside. In addition to providing a peaceful green area dotted with towering trees and immaculate gardens, the park has a sizable collection of urban artworks, such as sculptures and works of interactive art. It’s also one of the best places in town for an outdoor concert.
The home of the MLB’s St. Louis Cardinals is Busch Stadium, which is only a short distance from the Gateway Arch. All year long, the ballpark provides tours that give you access to locations that are normally off limits to regular visitors. Additionally, you will be able to explore Cardinals memorabilia and discover more about the team’s past. No matter what time of year you visit, there are many events hosted at Busch Stadium; some include tours or exhibits during the offseason. You can also see inside the stadium’s control room as well as watch Cardinals players take batting practice on a non-game day! A tour of Busch Stadium is one place every baseball fan must visit when visiting St. Louis.
Although the distance between the Gateway Arch and City Museum is considerable, the trek is definitely worth it. Its collection is centred on repurposed industrial and architectural pieces that join together to form a sizable playground. An antique Ferris wheel, skate park ramps, slides, tunnels, enormous sculptures, and more are just a few of its unique displays. It’s an awe-inspiring exploration for people of all ages.
A ride up the nearby Mississippi River is recommended too as an unforgettable adventure awaits.