No visit to the Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis is complete without a riverboat tour of the Mississippi! Step back in time as you board the Becky Thatcher or Tom Sawyer and take a tranquil tour of the riverfront. Just to let you know, the family and I were invited to tour the river […]
The wait is finally over! After five long years, construction workers have packed up their gear. The massive overhaul of the Gateway Arch entrance, grounds and museum IS DONE! Whooo-hoo! They’ve been talking about re-connecting the Arch grounds to the rest of downtown as far back as 2005. Remember what it looked like BEFORE the […]
Hop downtown to celebrate spring at the Arch Grounds! They’re wrapping up construction and all those ugly construction fences are being removed. You can even walk across the new pedestrian “lid” over Hwy 44! (It was opened to the public on March 27.) The Gateway Arch Park Foundation, formerly CityArchRiver, is hosting a big party: “Spring […]
Ice skating in Forest Park is a holiday tradition a lot of people look forward too every year, but recently a whole bunch of new options popped up! Several of our favorite holiday venues have added PORTABLE ice rinks to their list of activities! What does that mean? You don’t need a lake or pond […]
Update: The Gateway Arch is back on track! The new entrance and museum is open as of July 3, 2018. If you like to visit the Gateway Arch over Christmas break and take a tram ride to the top…well, you better change those plans! The Arch is getting an upgrade to the tram’s electrical system […]
The National Park Service is turning 100 today, and to celebrate, they are offering free admission to all National Parks in the country this weekend! The Arch sits inside the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial–our very own local, er, National Park!
The Gateway Arch officially turns 50 years old in October and they’re throwing a huge birthday party! The party will be on Saturday Oct. 24 in Kiener Plaza, just west of the Arch, with more events on Oct. 28, the date the Arch was completed back in 1965. The Arch 50 Fest on Saturday will have […]
Great news: the Gateway Arch construction is now complete! Read about the updates here. You can’t miss the giant Gateway Arch construction project going on downtown–what a mess! The whole riverfront looks like a bulldozer convention is in town. Everywhere you look there’s blocked streets, hazard tape and giant piles of dirt. Don’t worry, the […]