A Visit to St Louis, Missouri

The Gateway Arch

July 2014 was when we did our massive 22 state, 15 national park road trip. After spending the night in Marion, Kentucky we made our way to St. Louis, MO. Our goal here was to simply see the Gateway Arch and then be on our way. We had no desire to go up in it, we only wanted to see it. We found out that there was a great little park with a viewing platform on the Illinois side of the river, so we made our way to it. We found it just fine thanks to our GPS. The neighborhood seemed a bit sketchy so I would not come here at night... and thankfully we missed the Ferguson Riots that happened in August 2014 and on into 2015!

We took pictures of the park itself as well as the skyline across the river. It was fairly early in the day and a little overcast but that didn't bother us at all. This was our first ever visit to St. Louis and we were excited to see the Arch. After seeing all we wanted to see and taking all the pictures we wanted to take, we hopped back in the car and continued west.

Below are the pictures we took during this stop. Now we know many of you would have gone up in the Arch and will say that we should have, but we are just fine with how we did it. We're not big on doing touristy things or paying touristy prices to do touristy things... not to mention that Arch is pretty dang tall.