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Incredible attractions hidden in America's Midwest

Love Exploring Logo By Elizabeth Chorney-Booth of Love Exploring | Slide 3 of 31: As the world’s tallest structure of its kind and the tallest monument in the US, the stunning Gateway Arch stands at a mighty 630 feet (192m), looming large over downtown St. Louis. Completed in 1965 by architect Eero Saarinen, the gleaming stainless steel arch can be enjoyed from afar, but there are also experiences to be had up close. Take a tram ride up to the top or visit the onsite museum for an interactive lesson in American history.

Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri

As the world’s tallest structure of its kind and the tallest monument in the US, the stunning Gateway Arch stands at a mighty 630 feet (192m), looming large over downtown St. Louis. Completed in 1965 by architect Eero Saarinen, the gleaming stainless steel arch can be enjoyed from afar, but there are also experiences to be had up close. Take a tram ride up to the top or visit the onsite museum for an interactive lesson in American history.

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