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Museum at the Gateway Arch

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707 North First Street
St. Louis , MO , 63102 38° 37' 48.918" N, 90° 11' 0.906" W
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Museum of Westward Expansion
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Trace the story of the Native Americans, explorers, pioneers, and rebels who made America possible. Featuring six themed exhibit areas, this innovative and interactive museum celebrates America’s pioneering spirit.
Lewis and Clark buffs, or anyone interested in the impressive role that St. Louis played in fostering the westward development of the United States will appreciate the Museum of Westward Expansion, located at the Gateway Arch Riverfront, underneath the Gateway Arch. As visitors browse the exhibits, they learn about the history of the 19th century American West, from the Louisiana Purchase to the closing of the frontier in 1890.

The museum has several good collections ofNative American artifacts, as well as many from pioneer travelers. Kids are particularly fascinated by the animatronic figures that "explain" facets of the region's history to visitors.