Things to Do In and Around St. Louis

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Optional Tours and Banquet

On Wednesday, September 5, you can choose one of four optional Technical Tours to attend from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm and then choose one of two optional Social Tours to attend from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. All tours have a small charge and include transportation to and from the America’s Center. Sign up for all tours using the IAC Registration Form.

Technical Tours (1 to 4:30 pm)


Social Tours (5 to 9 pm)


IAC Banquet at the Gateway Arch

THURSDAY, September 6, 2018
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot (192 m) monument in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of a 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, and officially dedicated to "the American people," it is the centerpiece of the Gateway Arch National Park and has become an internationally recognized symbol of St. Louis, as well as a popular tourist destination.

The Arch was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen in 1947; construction began on February 12, 1963, and was completed on October 28, 1965. The monument opened to the public on June 10, 1967. It is located at the site of St. Louis's founding on the west bank of the Mississippi River.

The entire Arch is booked for the exclusive use of IAC Banquet attendees. Unlimited rides can be taken on the Tram, an engineering marvel, for trips to the Top of the Arch. A blues band will perform for the entire duration of the banquet.

An open bar service is included, followed by a seated dinner. The banquet is available to the first 500 people who sign up during registration for a fee of $85 per person.