The Gateway Arch, or the St. Luis arch to the West. Part of the Jefferson National Memorial. The observation deck is 630 feet up and is the tallest manmade monument in the United States. It opened in 1967 and you could either walk to the top or take a very interesting elevator to the top, small capsules that fit five people and zig zag their way to the top in four minutes. As I drove into St. Luis it can be seen above the horizon and because it is stainless steel shines bright as you come in. To anyone who can, I would say go, Seeing it in person it is immense! When seeing it form a distance it doesn't really look that big, but up close, looking straight up to the top it is incredible! Balloon Glow -2013 St. Louis MO USA Inside cathedral @ Sig A flower for you, for recommending this beautiful place. Found this bridge??? While walking north from the arch. It's in an old abandoned building/factory district. This specific bridge is behind an@old brick factory and next to a working electric plant. It is one of the oddest things I've seen. It didn't seem to have a purpose, but it is delicately built, seems to be in working order, and does go over a road, I'll be it at 6-7 feet A beautiful spot to check out the artworks, and spend a little time in nature. Only a small moment in ones life. But a wonderful day with my wife and person who puts up with my nonsense. The arch is a really cool monument in St. Louis. One of the more comical and great things to do here is see all the people become professional photographers. You will see people holding the arch, King Kong like. Or laying down and getting the photo straight up. It was great seeing everyone using it to get some amazing photos with family and friends. I had tons of people come up asking for me to take their photo, or ask what I was doing (I had a bag and tripod of camera equipment). I actually like this one; you can't even tell it's an arch, more Washington monument style.
You can see the airplane flying over. When the Arch was first erected a lot of pilots would try to fly through the arch, illegally. One hit the arch, and the dent in the arch is still there. Try to find it when you go, it is on the North side. This is the view from the top, at 630 feet! You can see Cardinal's stadium on the left and the capitol, library, and gateway park straight ahead. the entire area has tons of things to do, and being on the river you can truly see the A visit to St Louis. A lot of construction going on around this right now. However still quite a site. Old Courthouse, St Louis. Be sure to stop by, quite beautiful. We adore visiting the Missouri Botanical Garden any chance we get. It has year round exhibits and festivals that are all unique and often celebrating various cultures. In the summer we have enjoyed going to the free jazz festivals, the Chinese Lantern Festival (Summer), Japanese Festival (Labor Day weekend), and the Festival of Lights (winter).
#Missouri #USA #local #bestof5 The beautiful Tower Grove Park in St. Louis. ❤️
#Green Dred Scott Decision. U.S History. Court House is seen in lower left reflection of modern building. Dred and Harriet Scott looking on. The Gateway Arch, or the St. Luis arch to the West. Part of the Jefferson National Memorial. The observation deck is 630 feet up and is the tallest manmade monument in the United States. It opened in 1967 and you could either walk to the top or take a very interesting elevator to the top, small capsules that fit five people and zig zag their way to the top in four minutes. As I drove into St. Luis it can be seen above the horizon and because it is stainless steel shines bright as you come in. To anyone who can, I would say go, Seeing it in person it is immense! When seeing it form a distance it doesn't really look that big, but up close, looking straight up to the top it is incredible! I had a little fun with tilt shift. :D
Look at the micromachine cars moving around.
This was taken with a super wide lens. I think about 160 degrees. You can see the bottom of the arch down at the bottom. I went as the arch opened. 9 am. Which I would highly recommend. Why? The shadow. Any other time the shadow is not as long, or is on the other side of the arch. I didn't really realize how amazing the shadow could be until seeing it up here. So go early, get reservations during the summer months for the first tram up. Also, the first tram means no lines, no crowds, so I got a ton of photos. Great arch of St. Louis. The StLouis Arch. Go up in it and enjoy the view. St Louis - Arch Water lily at botanical garden at St. Louis Mo If ever in Missouri, Please stop at this beautiful spot. Wow, couple of hours not enough time. St. Louis Arch, St. Louis, MO Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis Tunnels, multi-floor slides, enchanted caves...brilliant! A must see family destination. Not many people think about looking East from the arch, after all it is the gateway to the West. But east it is a great plain and river. This was looking up the arch to the East. you can really see the worn Stainless steel and how many hands have touched this great landmark. If you are ever in St. Louis be sure to check this small park and its art collection. Big Suit by Erwin Wurm 2010. The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. 41.5 million glass tesserae pieces in more than 7,000 colors, hand placed and tapped in at different angles to reflect the light. Covering 83,000 square feet (7,700 m), it is the largest mosaic collection in the world. It took 75 years to install. It was completed by two men. Started by the father and finished by the son.
I have seen a lot of gorgeous churches, but this made me take a step back at both the enormity of the space the the gorgeous colors that coat every surface... #LIFEATEXPEDIA #STUNNINGSTRUCTURES Great place to visit if you have children. Great architecture. I haven't been to a show, but the tour is well worth it. Linnean House - built in 1882. Quite delightful. View from the Metro station... This thing is a monster!! Was a tiny bit scary the ride to the top, but the view and sunset from there was well worth it. The cost was only $10.00 and I stayed as long as I liked. Fantastic 🙌🏻 A really beautiful, blue-sky day. I love the way the blue in the sky reflected off the Arch. #StunningStructures Caught these two lounging about at the St. Louis Zoo. This landmark of the cityscape of St Louis is even more impressive after a visit to the visitor center, where you can watch a video that shows you how the arch was built and learn how the arch compares to other American icons such as the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore. The tram to the top of the arch is closed until March 2017 for upgrading. Brewhouse ca 1891 Balloon Race 2013. St Louis MO USA St. Louis Arch. Onwards & Upwards : Tallest Arch & Tallest man-made monument signifies the westward expansion of United States #gatewayarch #stlouis #manmademiracles #lifeatexpedia #630feettall #missouri Hot Air Balloon Race, St Louis MO The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot tall monument in St. Louis, Missouri. Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of an inverted, weighted catenary arch, it is the world's tallest arch, the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere, and Missouri's tallest accessible building. Built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, it is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and has become an internationally famous symbol of St. Louis. The arch sits at the site of St. Louis' founding on the west bank of the Mississippi River. The Gateway Arch was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen in 1947; construction began on February 12, 1963, and was completed on October 28, 1965, for $13 million (equivalent to $190 million in 2015. The monument opened to the public on June 10, 1967. Ginger, the baby Orangutan born at the St.Louis Zoo trying to kiss the hand of the person on the other side of the glass. When in St. Louis. The arch was so pretty at dusk and probably easier to photograph since the sun wasn't directly overhead. This dragon is made of china - plates and teacups. So cool. Standing in the Mississippi river, near the parking area for the shuttle that leads to the Gateway Arch. I love this because you can see 4 different types of architecture, from 4 different times. The old stone bridge has been made into a highway, and so has the iron bridge in the background. To the right is a railroad that connects to the east coast and Chicago. And in the top right is the Gateway Arch itself.
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#Train The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. 41.5 million glass tesserae pieces in more than 7,000 colors, hand placed and tapped in at different angles to reflect the light. Covering 83,000 square feet (7,700 m), it is the largest mosaic collection in the world. It took 75 years to install. It was completed by two men. Started by the father and finished by the son.
I have seen a lot of gorgeous churches, but this made me take a step back at both the enormity of the space the the gorgeous colors that coat every surface... #LIFEATEXPEDIA #STUNNINGSTRUCTURES #INSTONE I always try to stroll around the grounds of this botanical garden whenever I'm in St. Louis. It's peaceful and beautiful.
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I was born along the Mississippi River, and lived near the spot where Louis and Clark put their boats in the river to start their westward journey. This place (East Alton, IL) is right across the River from St. Louis.
St. Louis is a great city. As a teenager, I sometimes bussed over to the city to find folk LPs that were not available in my neck of the woods. The zoo is one of the best in the USA. This is the city where I saw the Beatles play. The windows of Famous and Barr department store were amazing at Christmas. This was also an amazing experience for me! Check out my blogpost for this on: http://ginnywhowanders.blogspot.com/2014/12/st-louis-cathedral-basilica-gateway-arch.html?m=1 #missouri #stlouis #usa #america #traveljunkie #ginnywhowanders This doesn't look like a fair treatment. Pain distress fear etc. Best crawfish ! Iconic shot of the Arch and the Old Courthouse from Kiener Plaza! This photo will be featured in the St Louis Home magazine Fall edition on stands September! #architecture Mosaic interiors, considered the biggest mosaic interiors in the world! #architecture #church A delish dessert at the Missouri Athletic Club. #delicious yummm Near the Muny Opera Looking upward inside the dome of the Old Courthouse. St. Louis, October 2016. I found this treasure of a park by accident right in the heart of downtown St. Louis
#StunningStructures Absolutely beautiful inside and out! Definitely worth a visit if ever near St. Louis! Pagoda circle- near the Muny at Forest park - St. Louis Missouri City Garden, St Louis. Although Union Station is past it's prime, it's still a fun place to go. There are literally hundreds of Koi in the pond outside. Looking toward the Arch.. Beautiful gardens surrounding Piper Palm House. A Chinese gazebo at the Missouri Botanical Garden Pagoda in the Chinese Garden. One of the many sections within the Missouri Botanical Garden. View of the Old Courthouse and the Gateway Arch in St Louis, MO.
For you history buffs, the old courthouse is the site of he Dred Scott case, including the supreme court hearing.
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#GatewayArch I was pleasantly surprised at the surrounding area of the Arch. It had a very nice walkway lined with gorgeous tree's, very relaxing ( I should have taken some photos of that!) Also a short walk, many restaurants and bars. before a storm rolled in. ⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️
#stlouis #stl #buschstadium #cardinals #missouri #illinois #downtown #mlb #baseball One of the most beautiful spots in St. Louis, MO. The Central West End is the place to be if you want to eat, shop, or enjoy some coffee and people watch. This was taken at Forest Park during the #stlfair and it was so green there! Door Of Return - Kan Ya Suda. One of many sculptures in St Louis Citygarden Arching to the sky. Year of the dragon Constanza Calzone! Nice place to try! Irish World Famous Dooley Burger served with homemade potato chips
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#Delicious Photo Challenge Visiting the Arch is mandatory in my opinion. The museum offers information on Westward Expansion, and how the Arch was built. Riding to the top is an experience for sure. Very cool experience. The inside of one of the Even with all the outdoor plants dormant (in March), the climatron and other greenhouses are amazing. Definitely a full day's adventure.
The Japanese Garden! This photo will be featured in the St Louis Home magazine Fall edition on stands September! #architecture Incredible attraction in St. Louis! Wow... The orchids at this garden are worth seeking out. They are bound to lift anyone's spirit on a dreary day. Championnship Run such a beautiful view is totally worth the trip and he space shuttle elevator ride up there lol Home of the Cardinals Taken from top of arch I have been here several times, and on this trip I decided to try a few black and white shots. The colors in this place are so striking, so stunning that it would be hard to beat. The black and whites turned out pretty impressive as well.
The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. 41.5 million glass tesserae pieces in more than 7,000 colors, hand placed and tapped in at different angles to reflect the light. Covering 83,000 square feet (7,700 m), it is the largest mosaic collection in the world. It took 75 years to install. It was completed by two men. Started by the father and finished by the son.
I have seen a lot of gorgeous churches, but this made me take a step back at both the enormity of the space the the gorgeous colors that coat every surface... #LIFEATEXPEDIA The Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Looked as an incredible as I imagined it would. The Iconic Gateway Arch in St Louis. Taken from across the Mississippi river A beautiful garden with a place to sit and enjoy in shade and in a cafe . Lots of walking and beautiful
scenery. St. Louis Arch. Revitalized Kiener Plaza downtown St Louis. Arch and Old Courthouse in background A very beautiful but very hot day overlooking the Mississippi River at Gateway Arch which was completed in 1965 and is the tallest monument in the USA at 630 feet. Saturday mass #lifeatexpedia The Arch through an Arch.
View from the Metrolink station at Laclede’s Landing in St. Louis, Mo. Construction on the Arch Grounds is ongoing in the bottom of the image.
#parksandaplan #stlouis A view of the arch from the kiener plaza. Not a baseball fan, but the stadium is impressive!
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Location

Located in Grand Center, this bed & breakfast is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Grandel Theater and within 3 mi (5 km) of Busch Stadium and Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. City Museum and Missouri Botanical Gardens and Arboretum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Property Features

This smoke-free bed & breakfast features a meeting room.

Room Amenities

All 7 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and TVs. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, ceiling fans, and phones.

Languages Spoken

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

  • Total number of rooms - 7 
  • One meeting room 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Room Amenities

  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Television 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  

Where to Eat

Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7:30 AM and 9 AM.

Bed & Breakfast Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 6 PM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 12 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10.00 and USD 25.00 for adults, USD 10.00 and USD 25.00 for children (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Bed & Breakfast Name

  • Grand Center Inn
  • Grand Center Inn St. Louis
  • Grand Center St. Louis

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Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.


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