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Michelle at the The Arch Store

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“I have worked here for 23 and a half years. I count the half years because I like to celebrate. Some people question their purpose, but I have found mine. I love working here, it doesn't feel like a job at all. I love meeting new people from all over the world. We have a map in the back with pins showing all of the places people visit from. After college I thought I wanted to be a nurse, but I don't like the idea of giving people shots. Here I get to interact with people, see the kids and babies. One thing I know is this - you have to stand behind what you believe in. I love the National Park Service and what they stand for. I realized this was my place and I just stuck around. If you love what you do, you'll never work again.”

- Michelle, St. Louis

With the new Museum at the Gateway Arch open, we're excited to share stories from visitors and workers like Michelle from the Fudge Counter in The Arch Store. You can trust her recommendations! Insider tip: The Gooey Butter Cake fudge is delicious. 

For more stories from people at the Gateway Arch, follow @GatewayArchPark on Instagram or the hashtag #YourArch.