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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 bridge will be closed as of today Monday, March 31, 2014. This will leave the Pine St. bridge as the Arch grounds point of entry to and from the city. The new Walnut St. bridge will open next Friday to foot traffic.

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April 01, 2014
Commemorating National Park Week in April
Junior Ranger Day and Camp In' Under the Arch are some of the festivities included during National Park Week.

March 31, 2014
Arch, Old Courthouse and Riverboats to Remain Open During Renovation
Gateway Arch, Old Courthouse and Riverboats to Remain Open During Renovation and Construction of Arch Grounds.

March 24, 2014
Centerpiece of 2016 Centennial
National Park Service and National Park FOundation Unveil Expanded Graphic Identity.

March 04, 2014
Tourism to Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Creates Huge Economic Benefit
Report shows visitor spending supports 3,883 jobs in local economy.

December 19, 2013
National Park Service to Offer Free Admission on 9 Days in 2014
Circle the dates on your calendar and plan your trip-America's 401 national parks will offer free admission on nine days in 2014, including several holidays!

May 29, 2013
London Planetree Selected to Replace Rosehill Ash Trees on Gateway Arch Grounds
St. Louis, Missouri – The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that the London Planetree has been selected as the tree species that will replace the threatened Rosehill ash trees on the Gateway Arch Grounds. The London Planetree was selected in consultation with the CityArchRiver 2015 design team, led by Michael VanValkenburgh Associates, with guidance from local tree experts with organizations such as the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Botanical Garden.

May 15, 2013
FONSI Issued for CityArchRiver Elements
The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to announce the availability of the finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the Environmental Assessment for Implementing CityArchRiver Initiative Elements at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

Did You Know?

1843 letter

The Museum of Westward Expansion at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial contains over 150 quotes from diaries, journals, letters and speeches. The designers of the museum felt the actual words of nineteenth century pioneers were the most powerful way to tell their story. Click to learn more. More...