Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

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Jefferson National Expansion Memorial:

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, city (1990 pop. 396,685), independent and in no county, E Mo., on the Mississippi River below the mouth of the Missouri; inc. as a city 1822. St. Louis has long been a major industrial and transportation hub.
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Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Address:11 N 4th St
Saint Louis, MO 63102

Size: 91 acres.
Established: Designated on December 21, 1935; authorized on May 17, 1954.
Location:In the heart of downtown Saint Louis on the Mississippi River. Interstate routes 44, 55, 64, and 70 converge near the park.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Guided tour.
Special Features:This park on Saint Louis' Mississippi riverfront memorializes Thomas Jefferson and others who directed territorial expansion of the United States. Eero Saarinen's prize-winning, stainless steel gateway arch commemorates westward pioneers. Visitors may ascend the 630-foot-high arch. In the nearby Old Courthouse, Dred Scott sued for freedom in the historic slavery case.

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