Fun Things To Do Near St. Louis

St. Louis is amazing!

The Gateway Arch, designed by Renowned architect Eero Saarinen, is a must see for all architects and history enthusiast. The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Association conducted a contest in 1947 to create a structure that would commemorate Thomas Jefferson and those settlers’ expansion into western America. Construction was completed in 1965 when workers installed the last exterior shell piece of the Gateway Arch and cost approximately $13 million dollars. That’s close to $190 million dollars nowadays. The monument is clad in stainless steel, stands at 630 feet tall, and extends 60 feet into the ground. The Gateway Arch remains the tallest man-made national monument in the United States. It is truly a famous symbol of St. Louis. It is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River.

Ok maybe you don’t like architect but are have a fascination with  major sports?

Interested in major league baseball? Visit the St. Louis Cardinals. Their colors are red, midnight navy blue, yellow, and white. Since 2006 their home games have been played in the Busch Stadium.

Central States Showdown is held at the National Equestrian Center in St. Louis every year. Many team ropers go there for a chance to advance to the United States Team Roping Championship in Oklahoma City.

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