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    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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  • Pedestrian Access to the Gateway Arch From Downtown

    Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut, Market St. and Pine St. bridges are closed. This leaves Walnut St. as the only point of entry to the Arch grounds from the city. If you park in the Arch garage there is access from the north end of the park. See maps. More »

For Kids

FREE Summer Family Junior Ranger Experiences
Tuesday and Thursday mornings

This summer the park will offer free programs for family groups at the Museum of Westward Expansion, the Old Courthouse, and the Gateway Arch Grounds.

All activities are directed by park staff. Participants receive a special button upon completion of each individual activity. Participation is limited to 25 children per program. Program times: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Call 877-982-1410 to make reservations at least one week in advance.

Westward Ho!
Discover the stories of explorers, pioneers, cowboys and native people through games and activities.
(Meets inside at Arch Information desk in Arch lobby)

Courthouse Adventure
Explore the Old Courthouse and learn about its history and mystery. (Meets in Old Courthouse rotunda)

Games of Long Ago
Discover some new and some familiar games while playing children's games of the 1800s. Conducted outside, weather permitting.

Park Quest
Explore the grounds of the Arch, searching for hidden clues.
(Meets outside at South Leg of Arch)

Arch Reflections!
Reflect on the unique architectural aspects from a variety of perspectives using pencil, ink, watercolor, and notebook.
(Meets inside at Arch Information Desk in Arch lobby)

Click here for the 2014 Family Junior Ranger Program dates.

Did You Know?

Black dog

Meriwether Lewis took his Newfoundland dog Seaman on the Lewis and Clark expedition? Seaman made the entire trip with the Corps and is credited with waking the members when a bison entered the camp and almost trampled them. Click here to learn more about Lewis and Clark. More...