The Gateway Arch seems to be the main attraction around St. Louis but I noticed a few other things of interest.
Looking for a new way to experience St. Louis? Then it’s time to set sail on the Tom Sawyer riverboat and take in that breathtaking St. Louis skyline with a view brought to you by the Mississippi River and the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch. http://slfp.com/View-of-Arch.html
The Riverbend artwork in front of the Gateway Arch visitor center and entrance is a 105 foot visual display of silver material on the pavement. It represents the Missouri River, and references the arch, to highlight how travelers could navigate the river.
Riverbend is named after the poetic, historic names of the river bends of the Missouri, which stretches 735 miles, joining the Mississippi River just north of St. Louis.https://www.nps.gov/jeff/index.htm
The Mississippi River flows directly below the east windows of the arch at a normal top water speed of three miles-an-hour at a depth of about 12-15 feet. The Missouri River meets the Mississippi about 15 miles to the north of the arch.
I understand on most Friday evenings motorcyclists in large numbers, as well as small groups, cruise downtown streets. Apparently this is a cultural thing as they seem to rule the roads. You can hear rocket bikes throughout downtown. I have no problem with their activities as long as they don’t threaten public safety. It is sort of an interesting phenomena.
Between the Eads Bridge in St. Louis and the riverboats on the Mississippi River stands a bronze statue of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their companion, Seaman.
Let’s continue in the spirit of Lewis & Clark to explore the land before us, endeavoring to do the best we can for good progress and humankind.