After playing yesterday with my friend Sandy and her children in Nashville, TN we headed to St. Louis today. St. Louis is a fantastic city. The arch was built in 1965 as a tribute to Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase. The boys had so much fun going to the top. The ride takes 4 minutes up and 3 minutes down with a view platform at the top. The tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children over age 3. There is a really cool Westward Expansion museum on site that is free along with an additional price for the movie about Lewis and Clark exploration. We skipped the movie. The arch is located along the banks of the Mississippi. It is stunning! While we are were waiting we were lucky to catch a demonstration of what took place during the Battle of St. Louis.