Vandalia, Illinois: Gateway Arch Replica

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Jay's Inn

Address:
1500 N. Sixth St., Vandalia, IL
Directions:
I-70 exit 63. South on US 51/Kennedy Blvd one block, then turn right onto Fletcher St. Two blocks to the Arch, at the corner of Sixth St.
Phone:
618-283-2363
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Gateway Arch replica.

Gateway Arch Replica

An impressive amount of effort went into this motel sign. Why drive to Missouri when you can see the arch in Illinois?

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [09/12/2012]

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Gateway Arch replica.

Gateway Arch Replica

The Vandalia Little Arch without the motel sign attached to it.

[Alan D Culley, 03/28/2021]

The "baby arch" tribute seems to date back to the 1960s, and for decades it was compromised by serving as a signpost for a motel. In recent years it's just been an arch.

Gateway arch replica pose.

Gateway Arch Replica

For those Yoga enthusiasts -- great opportunity to form bridge pose underneath the Arch and recreate your own arch underneath the replica! I did it, and it makes a great picture.

[Michael Almony, 11/24/2012]

Vandalia Arch.

Gateway Arch Replica

The famed "Vandalia Gateway Arch." Yes, the proprietors of the Travelodge in Vandalia have saved travelers a 65-mile hassle by erecting a replica of the Saarinen eyesore. It's truly more remarkable than that Leaning Tower near Chicago or Eiffel Tower copy in Texas.

[Don Jankiewicz, 11/17/2000]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Madonna of the TrailMadonna of the Trail, Vandalia, IL - 1 mi.
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Kaskaskia DragonKaskaskia Dragon, Vandalia, IL - 1 mi.
In the region:
Lincoln Points at Kneeling Liberty, Bunker Hill, IL - 46 mi.

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