• Looking up at the Gateway Arch

    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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  • Due to the Industrial Rope Access Project at the Gateway Arch

    Visitors may enter the Arch at the south leg only. Tram rides to the top are still available, the observation deck at the top will have restrictions. Usual walking paths may be closed; please look for signage or a Ranger for walking directions.

Museum of Westward Expansion Exhibits

The exhibits at the Museum of Westward Expansion bring history to life. Learn about Lewis and Clark, and the many explorers that followed. With a life-size tipi and covered wagon on display, see firsthand how the pioneers and the American Indians lived. Other exhibits demonstrate the way-of-life of farmers, buffalo hunters, miners and others whose lives played out during the time of the great westward expansion.

Explore the links to the left for information about some of the exhibits.

Unfortunately, in our migration to a new server, the interactive tour is not working. We hope to someday have it restored but for now you can read the content of the tour here: read the Museum Tour content.

 

Did You Know?

Cartoon grouse

The Lewis and Clark expedition sent back animals to President Jefferson from Ft. Mandan. Four magpies, a prairie dog, and a sharptailed grouse were sent back with Corporal Warfington. Unfortunately, only the prairie dog and one magpie survived the arduous journey. Learn more about the journey here. More...