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Our first day in town we discovered that tickets sell out for this attraction quickly in the day... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2016
Twin Falls, Idaho

The tour was only 10 bucks and it was well worth it. They are doing a lot of construction around it... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2016
Sheila A
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
11 N 4th St, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1810
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

Our first day in town we discovered that tickets sell out for this attraction quickly in the day. We went online and bought our tickets for the next day, and even within a ten minute time period of trying to decide when to go, the...More

Thank SabrinaBabe
Reviewed 19 April 2016

The tour was only 10 bucks and it was well worth it. They are doing a lot of construction around it for improvements so they only had limited tour options. The staff was friendly and very informative.

Thank Sheila A
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

The arch was fun to go up and see around the city. However, since the park is still under construction there is not much else to see right now. I'm sure it will be beautiful when it's finished.

Thank Trisha Z
Reviewed 19 April 2016

we bought tickets at old Courthouse where is also possible to see movie how the arch was built. Arch is clearly visible - it is huuuuge. And even on the pavement you can find signs which way to go to the Arch.Visit of the arch...More

Thank Borek H
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Construction of the grounds was ongoing during our visit, but we had a lovely day to experience the view from the top. A couple of things: it will be crowded, so get your tickets online, the cars you ride up in are very small, so...More

Thank Tara R
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We were going to go up on a Saturday but they were sold out so we got tickets for the next day. All of the staff were great. The only down side was that we has to wait over half an hour past our ticketed...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Went to see the Arch again after 19 years and the whole park is being renovated so nothing to see. Was sorry that it wasn't ready for us to see again. Wish we had known before we scheduled to stay there, but the ball park...More

Thank terrib726
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This wasn't my first trip to the top of the Arch, but it was my first trip at night, which made it unique. The ride to the top is always interesting - and faster than I remember it being. Even if you don't like small-enclosed...More

Thank klo73
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We had a GREAT time at the Arch. Currently, they are undergoing renovations so there's not so much to see but the trip up to the top of the Arch is still neat. You get in a VERY SMALL "pod" and travel up - our...More

Thank Leigh B
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing time! The views are spectacular! It's best to purchase tickets in advance because they sell out quickly!the wait can be long if you have little children so make sure you use the bathroom prior to entering because there isn't any access...More

Thank 851s
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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