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Gateway Arch

200 Washington Ave., btwn Memorial Dr & Lenore K. Sullivan Blvd, on the riverfront, Saint Louis, MO 63103 (Downtown)
+1 314-982-1410
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Ranked #16 of 152 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, History Museums, Observation Decks/ Towers, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Running
Owner description: This famous 630-foot marvel of engineering is known as the "Gateway to the West." See 30 miles in every direction and 200 years into the past!... more » Owner description: This famous 630-foot marvel of engineering is known as the "Gateway to the West." See 30 miles in every direction and 200 years into the past! 200 Years ago, Lewis and Clark set out on their great journey. Today, the Gateway Arch stands as the iconic monument symbolizing the westward expansion of the United States. And if you've never seen the grandeur of this architectural wonder or the breathtaking views of St. Louis 630 ft. In the air - now is your chance. « less
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Glasgow
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Travelling on Route 66 stopped at the Gateway Arch was a fantastic experience taking the "lift" to the top of the Arch to the Observation area. Unfortunately the day we went there was a lot of cloud coverage, you cant win them all.

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Peru
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24 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

While the arch takes most of the credit, the museum at the bottom is a great introduction and explains the expansion westward. It was a busy weekend in June so the lines were long and we had to wait a bit for our tram. Just a forewarning for taller folks like myself the trams are a bit cramped so plan... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A lot of road construction around the arch area prevented us from taking the tour to the top. We wasted about 90 minutes attempting to reach the arch and finally had to park about a mile away near the Edward Jones Dome. This was around 11:30 am and we had an event to attend at the dome in mid-afternoon, so... More

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Denver, Colorado
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58 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I were road tripping and wanted to see The Gateway Arch, but got into St. Louis later than expected, after 10pm. After paying for parking on the levee, we walked around the arch. The arch was pretty spectacular and we actually got some pretty decent pictures at night time. We were surprised to see that the gift... More

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Kansas City
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16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

You have to pay $10 to get into the parking lot --- then $6 to get OUT?! Because of construction, you have to walk 10 million miles - all the way around the entire park to get to the entrance - and if you didn't buy tickets online a week earlier, you can't go up in the arch. They were... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If there is a wait to get up to the top of the arch, it will be worth it as it's a wonderful view to the entire Saint Louis downtown region and beyond and also into Illinois. Please see the museum in the bottom main entrance to the arch as it's all about St Louis ' beginnings, the prairie, covered... More

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Galena, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Lots to see and do in the area. Walked from our hotel. Did not go in the arch but impressive to see.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Our daughter's family visited during the past few days from the East Coast, so a trip to the Arch was on the agenda. The children were 11 and 12 so there were no problems getting into the "pods" that hold five people each that take you to the top. We went on a Friday, the weather was beautiful, and I... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Family was in town visiting we decided to check out the famous Arch and were not disappointed. This memorial was very well staffed, and the staff was very professional, tour guides were loud enough and helpful. I can't wait to go again!

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Springfield, Missouri
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50 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It is definitely worth going up into the arch at least once, although its $20, it is a cool experience going up to the top. However, I would not recommend for people who are claustrophobic or afraid of heights. Even if you don't go up in the arch, you can still check out the museum or see the arch from... More

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