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The Gateway Arch

11 N 4th St, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1810
+1 314-982-1400
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Good view. Bad timing?

At the top it was an experience to see out over the city. But the windows are small. Getting to the... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Grand Junction
Will be great.

The arch grounds is under HEAVY construction and reorganization. It is typically a great place to... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Branson, Missouri
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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
+1 314-982-1400
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

At the top it was an experience to see out over the city. But the windows are small. Getting to the top took a long time. Our time was reserved for 2:10 PM. We didn't know if that meant that the tram up to the...More

Thank denniss867
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The arch grounds is under HEAVY construction and reorganization. It is typically a great place to visit. I do not recommend it during the summer /fall 2016

Thank betze97
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Ever since I learned about the Arch in school, I wanted to see it. Ever since my daughter learned about the Arch, she wanted to see it. It was great to cross a bucket list item off, but other than that, the Arch is nothing...More

Thank DanielleIvy
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you are wanting a really nice experience, consider a trip to the Gateway Arch in St Louis. Right now the National Park Service is doing an extensive update and the old museum is closed, but it is still worth a visit. You can order...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing to think how this was built! Despite construction on the grounds, the experience was great. Though the movie is outdated, still very informative. Crazy to watch people climb around with no harness or safety gear.

Thank Jonathan E
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Unbelievable! Better than I expected. Once they get the park finished it will be beautiful. It will connect to the Mississippi River. The Courthouse building itself was interesting and beautiful.

Thank cbienias
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Make sure to take the ride to the top, it is breathtaking and you should also see it at night when it is lit up.

Thank VFLBluesBrothers
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The arch area is being totally redone so expect long walks, no shade, and little if any landscaping. I went on a weekend afternoon and the wait was 80min in several lines before you actually get to the elevator. Get a ticket early in the...More

Thank jsguyrus
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The Saint Louis arch is beautiful and definitely something to see! My daughter is 3 and she preferred going under the bike racks lol that entertained her as my husband and I marveled at the huge arch. Really cool and got a lot of great...More

Thank SaraTravelP
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The arch is amazing. The day we took the ride to the top was hazey, and as we expected, visibility was not optimum. Because it was pouring down rain when we got ready to leave the arch, we went in to watch the video on...More

Thank Debbie B
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Keaton M
16 November 2017|
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Response from Joshua B | Property representative |
As for the time of day, it tends get more crowded as the day goes on. There is usually a small rush at the beginning of the day but drops off by 10:00 am. However January and February are slowest times of the year for us... More
Dave H
14 October 2017|
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Response from Nancy S | Reviewed this property |
We bought our tickets online ahead of time. We bought the combo Tram to the Top ($13) & Riverboat Cruise ($20). You can go into the base of the Arch to the gift shop for free, but you still have to go through security. You... More
Jackie L
20 September 2017|
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Response from targetlady85 | Reviewed this property |
Not that we could see; however, the parking garage next to Eads Bridge is a flat $5 fee. They do, however, accept cash only.