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This category will hold a collection of freestanding arches, both gateway arches and triumphal arches, ancient and modern. As the category grows, the hope is to show how such a simple shape has grown and changed over the ages, and how different regions of the world symbolically interpret this structural form.
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The freestanding arch has long been used as a symbol for countries around the world and you will find that these arches often fall into two categories: gateway or triumphal.

A freestanding "gateway arch" is a symbol of the passing from one realm into the next, both in a physical and spiritual sense. The Japanese Torii (shown below) would be a symbol of passing from everyday life into a sacred space.

The triumphal arch dates from Roman times. This arch is a symbol celebrating victory in war, or the leader of such a victory. Its form is also often used as a memorial to fallen soldiers of a war such as the U.S. Civil War Memorial from Hartford, Connecticut shown below.

Your charge is to find and waymark the freestanding arches of the world, gateway or triumphal, ancient or modern. No backyard or garden trellis arches will be accepted. Arches over highways and roadways will be considered on a case by case basis.

Instructions for Posting a Freestanding Arches Waymark:
Please provide the coordinates as well as a photo of the arch. More photos are appreciated to show details of the arch, which can truly be works of art. Also, please fill out the variables below to the best of your ability.

Please name your waymark: Name - City and State.

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To help give a different perspective and to better this waymark listing for future visitors please tell us about your visit and upload a favorite photograph you took of the arch. Although visiting this waymark in person is the only thing required of you to receive credit for your visit, taking the time to add this information is greatly appreciated.
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Freestanding ArchesSunset Hills Cemetery Arch - Boonville, MO

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Arch was probably built after 1841. Deeded in 1841, but earliest burial was 1818.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/16/2022

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesWichita Valley Rail Trail (Eastern Terminus) - Wichita Falls, TX

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The gateway arch at the eastern terminus of the Wichita Valley Rail Trail is just a bit south of Stansbury Ln in Wichita Falls, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 6/12/2022

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesMuleshoe Heritage Center - Muleshoe, TX

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Holds the sign for the Heritage Center, it is next to the entrance.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/4/2022

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesJenks Park arch - Central Falls, Rhode Island

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A stone archway on the west side of Broad Street marks entry to Jenks Park in Central Falls, Rhode Island. It stands just north of city hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/30/2022

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesHome of the Borden Coyotes - Gail, TX

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Arch over N. Maple Avenue, which leads to the Borden County School.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/28/2022

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesBi-Centennial Park - Gail, TX

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Arch over walkway leading to the park pavilion.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/28/2022

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesOrient Arch - Macau

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Arch located over Ave. do Dr. Rodringo Rodriguez in Macau.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member okrutnyb

location: Macao

date approved: 5/21/2022

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesMallard Cove Park - Fort Worth, TX

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Neighborhood entrance to a large city park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/16/2022

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesArch with Bell - Stephenville, TX

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Located on the grounds of the Stephenville Historical House Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/9/2022

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesRainbow Arches - San Juan Capitrano, CA

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A series of arches at Kinoshita Farm (Ecology Center) in San Juan Capistrano, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/5/2022

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesAmeyoko - Tokyo, JAPAN

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An arch at the entrance of Ameyoko, short for Ameya Yokocho, shopping street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YONEYAMA

location: Tokyo, Japan

date approved: 5/4/2022

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesRising Sun Mills - Providence, Rhode Island

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A freestanding arch spans the central entrance to the Rising Sun Mills complex on Valley Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/12/2022

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesPell Gardens Archway - Chesapeake City, MD

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A small archway at Pell Gardens Park in Chesapeake City, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/2/2022

last visited: 5/17/2022

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Freestanding ArchesMasonic Cemetery Arch - Bunceton, MO

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Ornate wrought iron arch at the entrance to the cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/31/2022

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesBrewer's Alley - Frederick, MD

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An archway marking the entrance to Brewer's Alley in Frederick, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/18/2022

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesSaint Hippolyte Cemetery Arch - Frenchtown, PA

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An arch at the entrance to Saint Hippolyte Cemetery in Frenchtown, PA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/15/2022

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesBirdston Cemetery Arch -- Streetman TX

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The arched entry lets you know you have arrived at peaceful Birdston Cemetery near Streetman TX USA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 3/10/2022

last visited: 3/20/2022

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Freestanding ArchesLong Prairie Cemetery AKA Round Prairie Cemetery AKA Alligator Cemetery Arch-- Kerens TX USA

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The arched entry into Long Prairie Cemetery AKA Round Prairie Cemetery AKA Alligator Cemetery near Kerens TX USA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 3/10/2022

last visited: 3/20/2022

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Freestanding ArchesSt. Elmo Cemetery Arch -- Winkler TX USA

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The peaceful St. Elmo Cemetery in Winkler TX features a very nice arched entry

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 3/10/2022

last visited: 3/20/2022

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Freestanding ArchesZugang zum Automuseum Nordsee - Norden, NDS, Germany

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DE: Ein freistehender Bogen aus vier Fahrzeugen bildet den Eingang zum Automuseum Nordsee in Norden-Ostermarsch. EN: A free-standing arch of four vehicles forms the entrance to the Car Museum North Sea in Norden-Ostermarsch.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FamilieFrohne

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 3/10/2022

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesCastroville Arch - Castroville, CA

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An arch over the main street in Castroville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/9/2022

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesLos Gatos Memorial Park Arch - Los Gatos, CA

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An arch at Los Gatos Memorial Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/2/2022

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesÉglise - Sacré-Coeur de Jésus - Sacred Heart of Jesus Church - East Broughton, Québec

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Cette arche autoportante est située en avant de l'église Le Sacré-Coeur de Jésus, à East-Broughton. This self supporting arch is located in front of the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in East Broughton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 3/2/2022

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesCommunity Center Arch - Bowie, TX

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Nice arch at the entrance to the Community Center parking area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 2/20/2022

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesJapanese Garden - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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This Japanese Garden is part of the wider National Botanical Garden, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Its entrance is marked by a free standing arch.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Dominican Republic

date approved: 2/15/2022

last visited: never

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