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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 #15 of 150 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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Seattle
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We finally made it is what we thought as the tram went up in rather quick time. Years ago, our two young sons balked at going inside the smallish pod to travel up to the top. So now we can reassure them that the trip up and back down are quite nice, not scary at all. Once up at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It's pretty bumpy going up to the arch. The view is really good and it's off season now. So there's no line and wait time. Which is good. Must go if you are in St Louis

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

What an engineering marvel to look at. You can also go to the top of the arch for some great views of the city. Be warned though that it is quite small at the top and there aren't really any maps or anything to tell you what you're looking at. We tried to listen to what some of the locals... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

First, and probably most important, get your tickets in advance. There were a lot of disappointed people there,who didn't get there tickets in advance. Once your tour time arrives, you only had to wait maybe 15 minutes before you are put in the little elevators up to the top. I was admittedly a little nervous about being cramped,,but the ride... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I had been to the arch many years ago as a young 20 something. This trip some 25+ years later with my 18 y/o daughter was just as fun and exciting. There is something about being hundreds of feet in the air and seeing that there isn't a solid structure directly beneath your feet! The pod ride to the top... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is something you have to see. Totally awesome. Amazing job building it. The view of the city was fabulous. It was a little foggy so you could not see as far as a sunny day but it was great. 630 feet tall.

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Warrenton, Missouri, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a must see if you come to St Louis. Missouri. A lot of the area has been refurbished the Arch is just walking distance from Laclede's landing. They have cobble stone streets lots of resturaunts and local bars . Sturday nghts this place is jumping.The Arch has a museum underneath and you can ride an egg shaped elevator... More

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Saskatoon, Sk. Canada.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The arch is quite a spectacle really. I wish I would have just went down to the park and had a look at it from the ground, and enjoyed the museum beneath it. Instead, I opted to go to the top... Weird... You get into what looks like a little egg, with seats inside. It elevates you to the top... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Gateway Arch is wonderfully light and slender from close up. No photos I have seen do it justice, and then the ride to the top is great fun. This is a "Tardis" structure, it seem to be bigger on the inside than the outside. The Visitor center at the bottom is well done, plenty to see, and much to... More

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We have a foreign exchange student staying with us and this was on the top of our bucket list. It's a beautiful national monument. Costs around $15 to go up to the top. The museum underneath is a little dated but neat and free. We parked at the Washington Street parking garage for $6; if you park on the top... More

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