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Gateway Arch

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Address: 11 North 4th Street, Saint Louis, MO 63102
Phone Number: +1 314-982-1410
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Running
Description: 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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I wasn't expecting much but was very happy with our decision to visit the arch. The view is spectacular on a clear day. I'm not a fan oh heights but did enjoy this.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Lewes, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I wasn't expecting much but was very happy with our decision to visit the arch. The view is spectacular on a clear day. I'm not a fan oh heights but did enjoy this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Enjoy the beautiful nature at the park. Take the ride in the arch to the top to take in the breathtaking views of the city. Check out the free museum inside the arch for its history and don't forget to stop at the gift shop for a souvenir.

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Raleigh, NC
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The arch is an impressive piece of construction. Agree with the claustrophobic statement regarding the "egg like" cars that take you to the top of the arch. The sounds they make during the ride makes you wonder what the heck happens if this thing breaks or stops? The view from the top is breathe taking. My only complaint is I... More 

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Iowa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We didn't go up in the Arch this time and there was a lot of construction around the area. If you are there, you will have to go up in the Arch as it is such an experience and the views are great!

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Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Purchase tickets to the Arch at the Courthouse and be sure to read about the history of St Louis on the panels inside. Don't miss the statue of Dred and Harriet Scott outside. I learned many things I didn't know about Dred Scott's life and Missouri's laws in the mid- to late-1800s. Dred Scott's role in history is extremely important... More 

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Orlando
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

the arch is attractive, the ride up on chair type elevators okay, if clostophobic it is eerie. awesome looking out the windows facing either east or west. September 1965, some schools were selected for students to sign to be looked up 50 years later. have not been up year. After renovations it will be interesting to see the new museum... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We were herded like cattle thru the security line; tram cans were small but the view was very cool. More offerings in Mercantile store would have been better.

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Alexandria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I visited the arch during a business conference, so I didn't have much time but wanted a great experience. If you buy tickets online by midnight the day before, admission is only $10 (no convenience fee) and you can pick your time to ride up. Note that you should not do the elevator to the top if you have a... More 

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Huntington, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

the ride to the top in the pod was a little scary, but the views are wonderful. you could stay as long as you wanted.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

When we first moved here the Arch was interesting to me but I had no idea that it really is an interesting experience to go inside. It sometimes takes a while to get a chance to go up, so while waiting for your time slot, watch the historical movie about Missouri and then visit the onsite historical museum. You'll understand... More 

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