Gateway Arch in St. Louis has Western Fun for the Family

When visiting St. Louis, one of the first tourist stops is the famous Gateway Arch—a symbol that’s become synonymous with the city. But the arch is more than just a cool architectural attraction and photo opportunity; it also has special events throughout the year.

Round up the kiddies for a western adventure at the arch when the Night at the Museum event returns April 28. Re-enactors tell tales of the great American West from the perspective of a solider, photographer, cowboys and pioneers. These stories honor the history of Gateway Arch, which commemorates Thomas Jefferson and U.S. westward expansion. Visitors can dine on classic American fare, play with interactive programs, and take a tram ride to the top of the arch for spectacular views of the city. Tickets are $12 per person.

Night at the Museum is sponsored by the Core of Discovery, an association dedicated to providing fun and activities for St. Louis visitors.

For more information, watch last year’s event, and reserve tickets visit

Photo: NPS