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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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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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Fun to see, excited for the new museum

I loved seeing the Arch from the outside. It was fantastic and taking pictures was great. The inside will be really cool once they finish the museum. It was neat to see the city... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I loved seeing the Arch from the outside. It was fantastic and taking pictures was great. The inside will be really cool once they finish the museum. It was neat to see the city from the top of the arch. I'm fairly claustrophobic though, so the ride to the top and the top of the arch were tough. But as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The views of St Louis and surrounds are great and at $10 is good value. Time to get in is a bit of a surprise, but better safe than sorry, but could be better so give yourself an extra 10 minutes. A photo of the old court house is a must. The whole thing will take you 45 minutes to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Awesome personnel, professional and courteous security, and great flow to the experience. It will be amazing when they finish the construction in the area. Breath taking view!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

You have to at least go and SEE it! You can decide once you're there whether you want to go to the top or not. It's free to go in and to see the museum and the movies. If you want to go to the top, check out the "car" they have next to the ticket booth. See how your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

What a fascinating trip to St. Loius! We loved the Arch... The history of the making of the structure, and riding the tram up over 650 feet! Look out over the river and the City... beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went for the ride up the arch and stayed ages in the Lewis&Clark Museum in the base of the arch. Total surprise that there was so much to see and experience apart from the arch itself. The elevator ride is cool -- a bit claustrophobic and it scared my daughter a little, but how often do you ride up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Probably one of the most iconic monuments in the USA. Definitely worth experiencing although overall the experience was pretty lackluster. It was a neat little elevator ride to the top with a great view of the city and landscape. But really, once you've looked out the windows, it's pretty much over from there. They had a short movie about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Even if you simply walk around this monument, you will not forget this simple ode to the west. It is numbingly beautiful for such a basic design, but its sheer size is incredible. I highly recommend going to the top! There is a fair amount of construction going on, but the plan is truly amazing and it will be quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

First of all i would like to salute the architect who built this. Its such a marvalous arch you would not find anywhere in the world. Imside the arch they have a tram which takes you to the top of the arch. From where you can see the top view of st louis downtown area. I would say this is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

St. Louis is known for the Gateway Arch, so a visit and travel to the top is a must-see. The ride to the top (in VERY SMALL pods) is 4 minutes. Not much to do there except look out, but still a fun experience. The exhibit is currently under reconstruction, so capacity is currently limited. Make sure to get your... More 

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