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Address: 11 North 4th Street, Saint Louis, MO 63102
Phone Number: +1 314-982-1410
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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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Going up would be hard for someone that is claustrophobic. It's is pretty neat. I could feel the sway of the arch once atop.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Going up would be hard for someone that is claustrophobic. It's is pretty neat. I could feel the sway of the arch once atop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

I've been to the Arch and enjoyed it but it had been a while ago so I was on a short vacation and thought I would go again. Wish I would've checked what was going on there first. Lot of construction and some what hard to get to and the museum is closed for renovation and won't be open again... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

This s is a must see when visiting but the most of area around the arch is blocked off for construction of the park areas. The arch itself and the visitor center is still open and the area down by the river but the construction really kills the beauty of the arch.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Did not like all the construction going on blocking so many easy walking space for seniors. Contractors and City planners should think about this before starting a major project. My people did not get a good feeling of the Arch area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

When this arc was constructed it considered as revolution in bulding and engeenering. It caused by discovery ne type od stain less steel which has near to zero thermal expansion coefficient. The arc shouldn't be expended when temperature changed otherwise the arc would be distributed. So going their you will meet with masterpiece of engineering. Do not miss and go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Plan to reach by 4:00 PM as they close the ticket sale at 4:30 PM. You may book it online a day before to be sure. Since there are constructions going on at the arch site, you need to park at one of the parking garages on 4th street and walk to the site.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Due to work for the 50-year celebration, the park in front was under construction. In addition, half of the walking area at the top was closed off. However, the 30-minute video was interesting and free.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

If you are going to STL then you're definitely going to see the Arch. The lines weren't as bad as they could be. It's probably an off season in October though. Wait time is about 45 minutes at the end of the line. At the top you have as much time as you want to look through the tiny observation... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

There was a large lineup just for people that had already purchased tickets. Not sure how long the entire process would be to tour. Last time here 5 years ago, I also gave up on the elevator to the top, but did watch the movie of making the arch. This time it was just too long. Also with all the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

I walked over to see how the renovations were coming along and they have a lot to do. Go to the Old Courthouse and view it from there or go to the riverside and view it from below.

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