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Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park

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Address: 11 North 4th Street, Saint Louis, MO 63102
Phone Number: +1 314-655-1700
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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Nice park

Go in the arch very interesting place to learn about the story of the arch and the west discovery. Nice place to relax just by downtown.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2015
Mario T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

Go in the arch very interesting place to learn about the story of the arch and the west discovery. Nice place to relax just by downtown.

Thank Mario T
Waverly, Tennessee, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

There are three parts: the famous Gateway Arch, the Old Courthouse, and the Old Cathedral. All are worth seeing, and are free (there is a charge to ride to the top of the Arch). On this trip, I visited the Old Courthouse, where the Dred Scott case started; it is well worth visiting and has a pleasant museum shop.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

When we visited, they were renovating their exhibits...all of them. There was pretty much nothing to do. You could look at some dioramas and explore the building some. We only went through it to kill time. I would be interested to go back when its renovated.

Thank 162rachelv
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

The arch is well, the arch, pretty much what you would expect. Great view and excellent architecture. The Court House has some fascinating history and most of the exhibits are excellent. The Museum of Westward Expansion is extremely poorly done. It's a hodge podge of random disconnected items with no coherent presentation of a narrative.

Thank DSMVacationer2015
Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

As much as I despised the Arch experience (all the waiting ... the waiting ... the waiting), I found the Jefferson Expansion Memorial Park to be quite the experience. My kids and I are Old West junkies. This place was great. And I only found it because I had a long wait while trying to get to the top of... More 

Thank BobLeslieHope
Benicia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

We visited the museum and found it really interesting on the history of the growth of the USA. The Lewis and Clark Expedition and what it brought to our country at the time. The museum was well laid out brimming with information. It is well worth a visit. There is security check prior to entry. Staff is very nice and... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

The Dred Scott case was heard at the old courthouse...very nice old courthouse. Well-maintained by the government. Great 17 minute video to explain the ins/outs of the 1850's. Can't wait to see how they complete/finish the park.

Thank Lynn K
Edwardsville, Il.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

This is the name of the National Park that contains the Gateway Arch as well as the Old Courthouse. You MUST get next to the Arch to appreciate its scale and grandeur.

Thank JRTheChief
Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

What a wonderful historical museum below the Gateway Arch. Excellent visual displays of how the Louisiana Purchase played an important role in the growth of our country. No admission charge.

Thank Robert R
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

I've been to this park several times, but my favorite time to go is for the Fourth of July Fireworks. It will be crowded, but that's the way it is anywhere there are fireworks!

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