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Facts about the St. Louis Gateway Arch

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When it comes to learning, sometimes the most obvious lessons are right in the heart of the city at popular tourist attractions. In St. Louis, the most well-known monument museum would be the Gateway Arch. Following are some five facts about the St. Louis Gateway Arch to whet your appetite, and they just might spark an entire unit study. For a more in-depth study on the arch, visit this local homeschooler’s blog entry which is the first in a series of the ABCs of St. Louis Attractions.

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  1. The official owner and name of the Arch is the Jefferson National Expansion Museum, and is located on the Mississippi Riverfront, but its listed address is 100 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102.
  2. The construction of this massive monument began on February 12, 1963 and was designed by architects Eero Saarinen and Hannskarl Bandel.
  3. The Arch stands 630 feet tall and is currently on 62 acres of land. Though, as of 2014, there is an Arch Grounds expansion and beautifying project underway to make the area even more appealing to tourists.
  4. The tram that carries tourists to the top for an enclosed Arch top viewing experience takes four minutes to reach the top and three minutes to come back down. Depending on the number of visitors, the tram will either be operating on one side only or on both sides of the Arch legs.
  5. There are 16 windows, sized 7-inches by 27-inches, on each side of the viewing area on top. The entire viewing area has a capacity to hold up to 160 people.

Find out more about the Arch at Teachable Scotts Tots Homeschool.

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