The only thing I know about St. Louis is the “Arch”. We were so excited to go up inside it! The girls couldn’t believe you could actually go inside. I had to agree. It looks way to narrow to actually go up it.
It was a 4 minute ride to the top in a TINY elevator. I would call it more of a pod! Very small & only 5 at a time. NOT FOR THE CLAUSTERPHOBIC!!
Can you even see the tiny windows at the top? They're in the middle of those branches.
Heres the girls standing next to those tiny viewing windows!
Once you’ve reached the top, you enter the viewing area. It is also very narrow. You are actually walking on an arched floor as well. Here's some views from the top.......
A few fun facts…..
The Gateway Arch is 630 feet tall, making it the tallest national monument in the country. It is also 630 feet wide at its base and weighs more than 43,000 tons. The Arch is heavy, but it moves. It was designed to sway with the wind. It moves up to an inch in a 20 mile per hour wind and can sway up to 18 inches if the winds hit 150 miles per hour!!!
Then it was off to lunch......
And we had to see their baseball stadium…..
That’s my little “CUBS” antenna guy smiling at the Cardinals stadium!! :DWe will be going back soon. They have a great kids Museum that we didn’t get a chance to check out yet....
Hard to tell from this pic, but see the bus hanging off the roof?! Theres a whole outside area for you to climb threw a series of tunnels & slides galore!! Can't wait to go back!