|It is our wish to be somewhere or do something “Iconic America” on September 11th. Most of us are familiar with the St. Louis Arch, but not that more than fifty years after construction of the Gateway Arch, St. Louis is continuing the legacy of Eero Saarinen’s vision for our National Park. An interactive gateway to history as a hub for early settlers pioneering westward into uncharted territory. |
HIGHLIGHT CITY: St. Louis, MO
FEATURES: Gateway Arch - Ride a tram 630 feet up to the top of the iconic Gateway Arch, where we’ll find a 30-mile, awe-inspiring view of St. Louis - including Busch Stadium and the Mississippi River. Understand the river’s role in turn of the century commerce, while viewing the bridges and train trestle that span the mighty Mississippi. • Museum of Westward Expansion - Explore the new interactive, interpretive spaces, each with a unique historical theme (Colonial St. Louis, Jefferson’s Vision, Manifest Destiny, Riverfront Era, New Frontiers, and Building the Arch). • Riverfront and Gardens - Time to walk through the newly restored grounds of the Arch and sit on the steps overlooking the Mighty Mississippi River. • Old Courthouse - Explore one of St. Louis’ most visually memorable and historical sites. Built between 1839 and 1862, this architectural masterpiece served as the setting for the Dred Scott trial and Virginia Minor’s women’s suffrage campaign. • Favazza’s Restaurant - Located in the St. Louis classic “Hill” neighborhood. Discover what makes Favazza’s so special and our experience at this historical landmark unforgettable complete with a family style Italian lunch feast. This is one of our favorite restaurants in St. Louis and we will enjoy the same great quality of meal as always.