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Review of The Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch
Ranked #1 of 275 things to do in Saint Louis
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gotta go to see this. The cart on the way up and down feels pretty congested so be careful if you are claustrophobic. Great view of the city from the top.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recall as a young man when they were building The Gateway Arch. I would travel from the country some distance south of St Louis on a weekly basis. Our route always took us right past the worksite. During the period of building this magnificent monument, I was able to see the progress from the laying of foundations through to the topping off. I had always been in awe of how the structure was built. After it was completed, I was able to visit the monument with a tour of school children. I recall it was one of the most exciting field trips we had ever taken. Over the years, I have visited The Gateway Arch many times. It never loses is luster and there is nothing else in the country that compares. I would recommend visiting The Gateway Arch to everyone visiting St. Louis.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Saint Louis Arch is another bucket list item. If you are claustrophobic, t h e elevators are very small. The view of the Mississippi River is amazing.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an early tour so not so crowded or long of a wait. Very knowledgable workers. Easy to figure out where to go.Lines moved fast. Bought our tickets at the courthouse which is just a small walk away.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was debating about seeing this, it's an up and down trip, and it's a bit pricey for a family. However, the video and visitor center (which will be newly renovated and open July 2018) is very well done. The trip up is fascinating - like you're in an escape pod right out of Star Wars. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable if you take the time to talk with them. Definitely put this on the list when you're in St. Louis.

Thank Erik M
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