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Address: 11 North 4th Street, Saint Louis, MO 63102
Phone Number:
+1 314-982-1410
Today
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Museum of Westward Expansion closed, pending installation of all new...

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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Go to the top!

My kids were surprised to learn you can go to the top. Do purchase your tickets ahead of time as they do sell out. You take a little pod like tram to the top. Once up there you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

My kids were surprised to learn you can go to the top. Do purchase your tickets ahead of time as they do sell out. You take a little pod like tram to the top. Once up there you look out the windows and hear a bit of history of the arch and what you see out the windows. Definitely see... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

This is a great experience when in St Louis, the view are just amazing and the workings of the elevators are just as interesting as the trip to the top! The elevators are quite amazing, they are small and theory fit 5 to a pod to you will get close to your neighbour. Do not plan to go if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

The ride up the arch was much less scary than I thought it would be. It was well worth the trip to the top. There was a lot of construction going on around it, I think new landscaping. It was an item on my bucket list, and glad I did it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

We always enjoy the arch when in St. Louis. Whether it is from afar or we park and visit. It is amazing! The view is wonderful. I do not enjoy the ride up to the top, as the egg you sit in is tiny and for me claustrophobic. You can feel the sway at the top and the view in... More 

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St. Johns, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

This is a spectacular place to visit. The experience is unique with the cramped barrel type elevators and a one of a kind observation deck. The area is in massive reconstruction that is annoying and certainly not very attractive at this stage. However, the finished result should be very attractive when finished.

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Ballwin, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

overlooks city & Mississippi 1963 fun little elevators that take u to top tiny windows at top to overlook - fun it does sway a tin bit wonderful central location downtown st louis - cobblestone streets- old spaghetti factory shopping - restaurants - a sight to see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

We had family visiting from out of town and one of the events they wanted to do was visit the arch. I have been on several occasions however each time I go I can find plenty to do in the lower legs of the arch. My visitors were eager to go to the top of the arch and I patiently... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

The Arch is 50 years old today! It is well worth the effort. Right now a great deal of renewal happening. Visit now and later! Cost for the ride to the top is a good value.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

My husband and I loved the trip to the top of the arches. The downside was the construction and the rude lady and man in the gift shop. We couldn't find any signs that would direct us to parking for the arch. The construction was so bad that any signs to help you must have been taken down. We finally... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

It is one version of marvel to see it in the distance as it comes to view. It's cool to be close by and see it shimmering in the sky. However, to really get the feel of the Arch, you have to touch it, feel the texture, stand next to it and look up. Really get the feel of this... More 

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