Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

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Jefferson National Expansion Memorial:

see Gateway Arch National ParkGateway Arch National Park,
90.9 acres (36.8 hectares), St. Louis, Mo., est. 1935 as Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, designated a national park and renamed 2018. Located on the Mississippi, the park commemorates the Louisiana Purchase and St.
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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.

See other parks in Missouri.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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