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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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It only cost $10 to go to the top. Before they stuff you in the little pod, they show you a short 5 minute film about the significance of St. Louis and the Eads Bridge. Tall... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Cedar Park, Texas
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Cedar Park, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

It only cost $10 to go to the top. Before they stuff you in the little pod, they show you a short 5 minute film about the significance of St. Louis and the Eads Bridge. Tall people will have to hunch over in the pod, but it's an experience. I didn't find the view to be particularly beautiful, but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The visitors center was very informative with the history of this famous Courthouse. It is a short walk to the Arch thru well marked sidewalks, they are doing a major renovation to the entrance to the Arch ,so parking is on the street where you can find it, go early.

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Poland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The day we went to the Arch was perfect! The sun was shining, there were no clouds, and there was zero wind so no swaying. The "pods" to get the Arch are small. I think they had seating for 6 or 7 in each. If you don't like tight spaces let them know because they gave us a pod with... More 

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Grayling, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I didn't think I would be that impressed by it until I got there! It really is huge and takes up the whole sky. The best part was you could ride all the way to the top and I had no idea you could do that, so cool!

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Park Hills, Missouri, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hate they are getting rid of the free museum, check the online page if you buy online tram tickets and boat tickets you get a discount. The most scary part is going up and when the wind blows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This Is an excellent experieince. The view from the arch is incredible. I was last at the arch about 15 yrs ago. The museum was very good. This trip the whole arch area is under redevelopment. The museum is closed and the grounds are pretty torn up. It might be best to postpone a visit until the reconstruction is completed.... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

If you are in the Saint Louis area, you need to experience the Arch ! The view from the top is amazing, and the ride in the "eggs" is memorable too. You may have to wait a little while, but the experience is worth the wait. If you don't like tight places, the ride up may be uncomfortable. Even the... More 

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Orlando
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

With only one set of "washing machine" tram cars operating due to renovation you really must make reservations ahead of time on the web. Note that if you want to combine with a riverboat cruise the cruises are the main constraint. Book one of those first, then the arch tram ascent time. It really only takes 10 minutes to transit... More 

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Byron Center, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The size of the Arch was at first amazing. We stayed at the Drury and looked out on the Arch. At night it is beautiful and during the day, standing next to it I was amazed at the size. Pictures do not serve justice. We did go to the top. Our total wait time plus the trip up and down... More 

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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Be prepared to wait in a lot of lines. We bought our tickets online because we didn't want to wait in the ticket line. We still had to wait in the line. After that there is another line to get in the building to go through security. After that is another line to board your pod. We were in line... More 

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