Photo: Gateway Arch

The stainless-steel Gateway Arch towers some 630 feet above Saint Louis—symbolizing the city's legacy as the gateway to the American West.

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    Family Trip: Kansas City

    Experience Kansas City, one of the Midwest's hottest destinations with an all-American sports scene, down-home barbeque, and well-known jazz roots.

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    Free Things to Do in St. Louis

    Nestled just below the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, St. Louis has a rich history of trade, travel, and adventure.

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    Mississippi River Road Trip

    Artistic offerings combined with small-town Americana make for the best of the Midwest.

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