The St. Louis Gateway ArchJuly 2014 was when we did our massive 22 state, 15 national park road trip. After spending the night in Marion, Kentucky we made our way to St. Louis, MO. Our goal here was to simply see the Gateway Arch and then be on our way. We had no desire to go up in it, we only wanted to see it. We found out that there was a great little park with a viewing platform on the Illinois side of the river, so we made our way to it. We found it just fine thanks to our GPS. The neighborhood seemed a bit sketchy so I would not come here at night... and thankfully we missed the Ferguson Riots that happened in August 2014 and on into 2015!
We visited here in 07/2014.