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This site features a black granite map, flags and a large mural based upon the journal kept by Meriwether Lewis while camped at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers in 1803. Relive the first steps Lewis and Clark took into the Louisiana territory, November 16, 1803. Located in Whipple Park; I-57, exit 10.
This Lewis and Clark monument sits next to the Capitol, at the corner of Jefferson Street and Capitol Avenue. The sculpture commemorates June 4, 1804, when the Corps of Discovery encamped in the area. The plaza includes statues of Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, York (Clark’s man-servant), George Druillard (French-Canadian-Shawnee hunter and interpreter) and Seaman (Lewis’s Newfoundland dog), plus a journal, telescope, guns and hats. Water features, walkways and benches within the plaza add to the landscape. Docent volunteers are on-site weekends from mid-May through mid-September, pesenting information on the personalities and accomplishments of the figures; Saturdays and Holiday Mondays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays 2-4 p.m., at no charge.
Dedicated in 1928 by County Judge Harry S. Truman in honor of the brave women who helped settle the West. It's one of 12 monuments marking the National Old Trails Road, which runs from Maryland to California.
Bronze stars and informative plaques imbedded in the sidewalk honor famous St. Louisans who had a impact on our national culture. You’ll be surprised at some of the people who had ties to St. Louis.
Located along Delmar Boulevard, in entertainment district known as The Loop, they are informative and fun.
The nation's tallest monument at 630 feet, the Gateway Arch has beckoned visitors since June 1967. The Gateway Arch commemorates Thomas Jefferson and the role St. Louis played in the westward expansion of the United States.
A visit to St. Louis isn't complete without standing at the Arch's base and playing professional photographer, but the view from the outside is only half of the experience. Attractions within the Arch include the Journey to the Top (the last tram leaves one hour before closing); the Museum of Westward Expansion; educational programs; two movies; and a gift shop.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Note: the address shown is for the nearest parking garage, approximately half a block north of the Arch.
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