What is the Gateway Arch used for?
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri is a monument representing expansion to the west. People can go up to the top of the Arch and view the city.
The Gateway Arch is known as the "Gateway to the West". It was built as part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The arch symbolizes the westward movement of American explorers and pioneers, as the Louisiana Purchase was one of the historic events that the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial commemorates.
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, is a symbol of our country's growth to the West. The Arch is 630 feet wide at its base. It is as wide as it is tall. At 639 feet high, it is the tallest monument in the United States. Visitors can ride a tram to the top of the Arch. There are 1,076 stairs or about 54 flights to the top of the Arch.