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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

If you are coming into St. Louis to see the arch, take the time to drive around to the Illinois side and come over the Poplar Street Bridge and see the city framed by the arch. It is one of the greatest skylines there is. From an architectural standpoint it is amazing. While it is under construction, I would skip... More

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Rochester, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The kids loved it. One of the girls was nervous about going to the top but was glad she did! There was plenty of parking in the ramp. North entrance to the arch was closed, so the line to get through security took a bit longer than usual. No line to buy tickets and the only waited a few minutes... More

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arlington MA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Do try out the mock up container that will take you to the top. Envision it with 5 people --some overweight-before you decide to take the ride to the top. With a touch of claustrophobia I did it

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Juda
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

If you haven't been to St. Louis before you must go to the Gateway Arch! The view from the top of the arch is Spectacular. Just don't go on a windy day because you will probably feel the wind blowing at the top of the arch. Also don't wear a lot of jewelry because you will have to take it... More

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NH
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Hard to get to due to the construction streets and sidewalks closed and quite a mess. The structure is impressive and the museum inside is free on westward expansion . It is best to look at the car that takes you to the top it is not for everybody!

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Was unsure about the ride and steps to the top. All went well. The one site a visitor to St. Louis must see. The movies and museum inside the arch are worth the time and money too

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We went on a Saturday in August and got there early to avoid the queues - we parked in a car park along the levees of the river $4 instead of $10 in the Arch car-park and a very short walk to the Arch Entrance. No queue for tickets and only a few minutes for the lift. Fabulous view from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I cant believe this was built in the late 50's - early 60's - its really has stood the test of time and achieved what the architect set out for ! It looks uber modern and radical now so I am sure it was WOW ! when it was built - the trip to view external is worth it and... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The museum give so much history and culture...a must see. Reservations are available Welcome to the park facing the Mississippi.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Well, we can check it off our list, but it was not a big deal after all. The spaces were so crowded that it was uncomfortable. The staff were not very courteous. The museum at the bottom was worth the time. We didn't see any of the movies. We got some great photos outside the arch. Will I do it... More

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