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Address: 11 North 4th Street, Saint Louis, MO 63102
Phone Number: +1 314-982-1410
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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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My boys really wanted to see the Arch and when we got there they went on and on about how cool it was and were very grateful that they had a chance to see it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kaupena V
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Anchorage, Alaska

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boys really wanted to see the Arch and when we got there they went on and on about how cool it was and were very grateful that they had a chance to see it!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The good news is that St. Louis is making this area so much better. The bad news is that it is a big mess right now. If this is on your bucket list to see, wait a year and let them get this project completed. I live in St. Louis and I think this is one of the most awesome... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm sure this would be amazing if it had been open. If going up in it is your main reason for going to St. Louis, check before you make our plans - we had no idea until we got to the airport that it was closed.

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1 Thank velagato
Jenison, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was something that was on our must do list. We were lucky enough to be there on a beautiful day and we could see the entire city!

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Thank Avogt89
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited while the grounds were under heavy construction. It did make it hard to get to the arch from where we parked since so much was blocked off. We did notice there is parking directly outside the arch which would have been helpful to know in advance(as of August 2015). We had purchased tickets in advance online and arrived... More 

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Thank Poopfarmer92
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ignore the other Jan 2016 reviewers who say they rode to the top of the Arch - they're lying! A beautiful symbol of the Gateway to the West and worth seeing, but it's a construction site at the moment ....

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've been to St. Louis several times so when my daughter and I had a few extra hours downtown we decided to take a tour of the arch since it had been a few years since she had been in it. We followed the signs around all the construction to get to it and then the very last sign says... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

FYI, just left very disappointed as the inside of the Arch is closed till MArch 2016 for reno. Of course the time i'm in town its closed. Don't plan going up til then..... :(

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1 Thank Alex S
Aiken
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gateway arch has to be a must see for everybody. It's in a nice section of downtown st. Louis. There are a few wonderful restraunts near and an amazing view of the river. There is currently a lot of construction going on around the arch and river front.

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Hollywood, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted to visit inside The arch but, they are up grating , so next time i hope i can get The chance. Today was a beautifull weather

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