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Wonderful museum and movie

We went on a very hot, humid, and sunny day. Be aware that there is not a lot of shade. The museum... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lebanon, PA
What a view!

The only bad thing about the arch is that tickets had to be purchased at the Old Courthouse. A very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Barry K
New Orleans
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The Museum of Westward Expansion closed, pending installation of all new museum exhibits. As of March 2, 2015, entry-only ticket or tram ticket required to enter Arch. The nation's tallest monument at 630 feet, the Gateway Arch has beckoned visitors since June 1967. The Gateway Arch commemorates Thomas Jefferson and the role St. Louis played in the westward expansion of the United States. A visit to St. Louis isn't complete without standing at the Arch's base and playing professional photographer, but the view from the outside is only half of the experience. Attractions within the Arch include the Journey to the Top (the last tram leaves one hour before closing); educational programs (will be housed at the Old Courthouse); award-winning documentary movie, Monument to the Dream; and a gift shop. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Note: the address shown is for the Old Courthouse which is acting as the Gateway Arch Ticketing and Visitor Center throughout construction. Pedestrian entrance to the Arch Grounds is at Walnut Street at Memorial Drive or via the Grand Staircase from the riverfront.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
11 N 4th St, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1810
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a very hot, humid, and sunny day. Be aware that there is not a lot of shade. The museum and movie were very good. We did not take the tram to the top because there was a 3 hr wait. If we...More

1  Thank squeaksnth
Reviewed 2 days ago

The only bad thing about the arch is that tickets had to be purchased at the Old Courthouse. A very nice clean area and a great place to take the family. The earlier you arrive the better.

2  Thank Barry K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Like to are see? Looking for something different? Try the arch. Nice museum, fun and interesting ride to the top, wonderful view of Missouri and Illinois. The kids will love it and if they are not careful they may even learn something.

Thank backhoe409
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You have to do it just to say you did! Lots of construction in the area right now. Prebuy tickets so you don't have to wait around for go time.

Thank MamacitaBB
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Arch is one of those marvels of human engineering that you just have to experience. We went with 5 adults and two children age 5 and 10. The youngest was a little scared of the ride up. The cars are small and hold five...More

1  Thank Christine A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was in town for a conference and walked to the arch from my hotel. Currently there is an upgrade in progress at the base of the arch, so views / pictures are impacted by the construction. I went to see the arch on a...More

Thank Seame71
Reviewed 3 days ago

Didn't go up the Arch, though one of our friends did and said the view was terrific. The Arch itself is a marvel, and the movie about its creation was interesting, but the area around the Arch is disappointing. Looks a bit downtrodden and underdeveloped...More

Thank Champ5321
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was all tore up around the arch and you can onky go up on certain times in certain groups. Very disappointing. Its cool to look at for a second but i wasnt going to wait all day to be able to go inside and...More

Thank Vialetto
Reviewed 3 days ago

For a family, with 4 kids, this adds up pretty fast. For a once in a life thing, I guess it's good, but the price would keep you from goin' back. And you now have to plan ahead, or you may be sitting for hours...More

Thank Wanda H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love the Arch. The improvements to the grounds look to be about 90%. The interior still only has the ride to the top and one of the movie theaters going. I really want to encourage those who would like to plan a visit to...More

Thank BeFitWithDD
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Brenda B
How do you get to the top?
11 June 2017|
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Response from Joshua B | Property representative |
A special one of a kind elevator will take you to the top observation deck by going up one of the Arch legs. Since the legs of the arch are curved a very different type of elevator had to be invented just for the Arch. It... More
Can you show your tram tickets on your smartphone or do you have to have a paper ticket?
2 June 2017|
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Response from Joshua B | Property representative |
Yes, you can show your ticket on your smartphone. Please make sure that the tickets shows the bar code as we will scan that at the beginning of your tour. You may also need to turn the brightness up all the way to help our... More
What is the best time of the day to see the arch and ride the tram. I'll be there on a weekday in July.
23 May 2017|
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Response from Joshua B | Property representative |
For smaller crowds and shorter wait times, I would suggest around 9:00 am on a Wednesday or Tuesday. We do have an initial rush right when the doors open at 8:00 am but soon afterwards there is usually a small break... More