America's Most Beautiful Landmarks
Courtesy of the National Park Service
Gateway Arch, St. Louis
While this stainless-steel-faced landmark is officially called the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, it’s better known as the Gateway Arch because of St. Louis’s position as the gateway to the West in the 19th century. Completed in 1965 and designed by architect Eero Saarinen, the 630-foot structure is America’s tallest monument—more than twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty.
How to See It: On a clear day, visitors who reach the top of the monument can see up to 30 miles in any direction; others enjoy the perspective from the scenic gardens below.