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The Gateway Arch

11 N 4th St, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1810
+1 314-982-1400
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On the Edge of Missouri

Visiting the eastern side of our state a few years back, our family decided we had passed by the... read more

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Scott L
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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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11 N 4th St, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1810
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Reviewed today

Visiting the eastern side of our state a few years back, our family decided we had passed by the arch too many times. While western MO (Kansas City, MO area) residents, and convinced that Westport (KCMO's real name) is the real gateway city, we thought...More

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Reviewed yesterday

It is always nice when you can take someone from out of town and show them something they can only see in your home town. The Arch is not only a landmark here in St. Louus, but is know around the country. It is well...More

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Reviewed yesterday

An amazing architectural feat! Do not miss if you are in St Louis. Tram ride to the top is neat tram cars hold 5 a little small if claustrophobic. View from the top is spectacular! The movie about the construction is very interesting. We got...More

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The arch is probably the must do thing while in ST. Louis. The trip to the top takes 4 minutes and the trip down take 3. The tram can get a little cramped. I'm glad I got to go up after so long of wanting...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The outside area is beautiful and well maintained. We were able to sit at the massive steps outside along the river and watch a high school band perform. The line to go to the top was annoying. We had 1:30 reservations. No need to get...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Buy your Tickets in Advance! Then arrive early. The admission into the Gateway arch is not too bad, you do need to go through security, but the Park Service staff are rather pleasant folks. Once in, you enter a large spacious lobby where you can...More

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Beautiful park area along the Mississippi River. Nice welcome centre with information about the arch.

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The arch was a lot bigger than I had imagined. I suggest buying your tickets online ahead of time, and showing up about 15 minutes before your tour time. The lines are long but the sights at the top of the arch are wonderful.

Thank Berka7
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Be sure to check if you are going before July 4 th as the museum is under renovation. Still open to go to the top. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked around and looked at the arch from different angles...even watched as they had a fireworks show framed by the arch...tremendous. That said, the lines were long to go up, and it looked like it would be unpleasant and not worth the time. (I...More

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otcarla28
30 April 2018|
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Response from Bethzaida C | Reviewed this property |
Then do it before the game. And yez. do buy tickets in advance they tend to be sold out. I will say 2hrs min
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Beth M
27 March 2018|
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Response from MissCakeyBun | Reviewed this property |
Not that I could see...the whole area is undergoing a lot of construction and you are probably best contacting the park service for advice
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JimandMarty
16 March 2018|
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Response from Joshua B | Property representative |
The new construction and renovation of the visitor center should be open July 4th of 2018. This will include the new Museum of Western Expansion and the western entrance to the visitors center. We hope you will stop by to... More
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