We have not had the chance to see the St Louis Arch up close before, but that was corrected on our visit to St Louis while staying in St Charles, MO. The Arch is currently undergoing some major renovations, but you still can ride to the top of the Arch for a amazing view of the surrounding area. It turns out that to get to the top of the arch, you have to ride in these small tram cars. Each tiny, short cubicle holds five people in very tight quarters. It is definitely not for the claustrophobic crowd.
Once on the top, the view is worth the ride up, but even here, the tiny windows and odd access made it difficult for some to really see well. The view in the end is worth the effort but Anneke was disappointed.