ALERT: The Tram Ride to the Top of the Arch is TEMPORARILY CLOSED for system improvements until March 2017. During the closure, no ticket is required for entry into the Arch facility which includes The Arch Store and the award-winning documentary, "Monument to the Dream" (free showings throughout the day). 

Please Note: The Museum of Westward Expansion, located under the Gateway Arch is closed for significant renovations. Certain artifacts from the Museum are on display in exhibit galleries at the Old Courthouse.

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President Ulysses S. Grant’s February Milestones

February 17, 2017
Categories: National Park Service , St. Louis , Things to Do

Although Presidents’ Day was originally established in 1885 in recognition of George Washington, the federal holiday is now a day to commemorate all U.S. presidents.  

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50 Years of the St. Louis Blues

January 27, 2017
Categories: St. Louis , Things to Do

The Blues are celebrating their 50th anniversary year (the franchise’s first game was on October 11, 1967), and we are excited to commemorate this milestone with them.

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Warm Up with Indoor Activities in St. Louis

January 20, 2017
Categories: St. Louis , Things to Do

The unpredictable St. Louis winter weather has most of us walking around in a slump of fatigue, and we can almost bet most of us are hoping the groundhog does not see his shadow in just a few short weeks. But until then, there are plenty of indoor activities around town that will keep us busy – from new exhibits to musical shows and concerts, St. Louis sure knows how to keep our minds off summer! 

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Happy Birthday, George Washington Carver!

January 13, 2017
Categories: Things to Do

George Washington Carver is best remembered for his research into the commercial uses for the peanut. He was born 153 years ago this month, in Diamond, a small town in southwestern Missouri.

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1767 Holiday Spirit

January 6, 2017
Categories: National Park Service , St. Louis , Old Courthouse , Things to Do

This Saturday, January 7, the Old Courthouse hosts the 1767 Twelfth Afternoon Ball, in which visitors will be transported back in time to Colonial America and celebrate the holiday season just how St. Louisans did in 1767.

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RINGING IN ’17 IN STL

December 29, 2016
Categories: Gateway Arch , St. Louis , Things to Do

3… 2… 1…! Do you hear that? It’s the sound of New Year’s Eve in St. Louis, hot on our heels! If you’ve waited until the Eleventh Hour to solidify your plans, don’t worry! We’re here to help.

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Rockin’ Around St. Louis

December 16, 2016
Categories: Gateway Arch , St. Louis , Things to Do

For many of us, the holiday season is jam-packed with shopping, baking and entertaining out-of-town visitors. Dust the sugar off your apron, ditch the crowded malls and spend these next few weeks experiencing all St. Louis has to offer with your loved ones (you can even leave your wallet at home for some of these fun-filled festivities)!

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It Tastes Like the Holidays in STL

December 2, 2016
Categories: Gateway Arch , St. Louis , Things to Do

It seems as though gingerbread cookies and candy canes are everywhere these days, which can only mean one thing: the return of holiday-flavored treats! It is our civil duty to you (and your taste buds) that we share a few St. Louis sweet treats that seriously taste like Christmas. Warning: delicious swirls of peppermint, chocolate and gingerbread ahead. 

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Gobble Up the Fun on Thanksgiving!

November 10, 2016
Categories: Gateway Arch , St. Louis , Things to Do

From devouring grandma’s pumpkin pie to spending quality time with friends and family – Thanksgiving is a holiday we’re all thankful for. Whether you’re new to St. Louis, or looking for some fun new traditions, we’ve got you covered with holiday activities the whole family can enjoy.

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Trivia Time: Missouri’s National Parks

November 4, 2016
Categories: National Park Service , Things to Do

If you’re looking for a unique way to spend your Thanksgiving holiday weekend, look no further than making a visit to Missouri’s national parks. Between their beautiful sights and rich history, they are Missouri’s best-kept secrets. Test your knowledge about them with a little trivia!

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