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Museum of Westward Expansion

11 N 4th St, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1810
+1 314-655-1700
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Although riding to top of arch is open, one is not informed until a difficult and unmarked path... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
via mobile
Under construction.

The Arch is still open, but the area around the arch is under construction. Don't let that deter... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Fayetteville, Georgia
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This museum chronicles the hardships encountered during the overland migration of the 19th century, which shaped the American West.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good29%
  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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11 N 4th St, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1810
+1 314-655-1700
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Although riding to top of arch is open, one is not informed until a difficult and unmarked path leads to a ticket booth at the base of the arch saying the museum portion is closed. A kind park ranger agreed that signage and more information...More

2  Thank wellborntxtraveler
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

The Arch is still open, but the area around the arch is under construction. Don't let that deter you there is still a lot going on and it is still worth the visit.

1  Thank flyngourmet
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Old court house where Dred Scott case was heard, really neat dome cathedral, history of st Louis, Lewis and Clark, a short walk from arch and part of National park system so as always a ranger talk is highly advised. Talk and courthouse are free.

Thank keithsO8718EO
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This museum is seamlessly connected to the indoor space used to pay for tickets and cue up to ascend into the Gateway Arch. The museum gives a 1-2 hour visit a nice overview of the circumstances and era of the 1804 Louisiana Purchase, expanding the...More

1  Thank jishenker
Reviewed 5 October 2016

If you have a choice schedule your visit sometime after 2017. The Arch, the grounds, and the museum are being renovated and reconstructed. The Museum is relocated into temporary quarters in the Old Courthouse and not expected to reopen at the Arch until late 2017....More

6  Thank Washburns
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Went to see the St. Louis Arch and was surprised by the Museum. Going to the Arch, make sure to have a little time to walk through and enjoy it. It was an easy walk around and many things to see. Kids would love it.

Thank JanetH2305
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Ever since the first time I visited as a little kid, I was in awe! So much to see and do and learn! It is yet another must-see in the Lou!

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The Museum of Westward Expansion is the museum in the Old Courthouse which is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. It includes the arch, the courthouse, a small cathedral, and, with the new construction, a beautiful park from west of the courthouse to the...More

2  Thank D W
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Recently updated, this is a great stop for American history buffs. Even if you're not fond of American history, there's a lot to see that should spark at least some interest. Plus, it's free, and right under the Arch. There's no reason to skip this...More

1  Thank Ernie B
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

The history of westward expansion was displayed nicely in a historic setting. The displays are very brief. Great paintings, illustrations and artifacts to admire. The old courthouse setting is unique as well. The videos, maps, Lewis & Clark were fun to look at. The employees...More

1  Thank Chris B
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