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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 131 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Running
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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.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the visit to the Arch. They had a short trip where you pay ten dollars and go to the top and can see the whole city which was great. The only thing I disliked was the trip to the top in the small carrier. Overall was a good experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

A must do if you visit St. Louis. $22 gets you a ride to the top of the arch where the views are spectacular! Plus a one hour boat trip on the Missisippi. For a further $7 you can watch a 45 minute film on a giant screen telling the story of the expidition to find the NW passage, it's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This is a classic must see. To have the most enjoyable time be sure to get your tickets ahead of time to avoid long lines.

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Nutley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The ride to the top of the arch is in a very small capsule which did feel claustrophobic at times. The view from the top is fantastic and we were very lucky to visit on a perfectly clear day. I am slightly aprehensive with heights so didn't stay up there for very long. The video played in the theatre at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Would recommend booking this online prior to arrival. We did and were relieved because only one side was open--decreasing capacity, and it was a busy weekend, so some people were turned away. The trip up and down is in a very small elevator where you sit with knees touching the other 3-4 people. If you are claustrophobic, this may not... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Again, went there as a kid, and semi-recently, but I have a fear of heights so I didn't go up in it. My mom did and she said that when she did, it swayed when she was in it. So it's affected by the wind, plus there was a crowd, but its an attraction and its expected.

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Farmville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The Gateway Arch is a very nice National Park Service Attraction. The ride to the top is really awesome. You get in a little white pod with five seats and you sit very close to each other as you click and rock to the top of the arch. You get out and you are at the top. There is a... More

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Very cool. Nice to spend time in the park beneath the arch. Lots of neat camera angles looking up. The ride up the arch is a bit claustrophobic but worth it. Great vistas from top. Can see inside baseball stadium! Surprisingly good museum. Clean & well maintained. Surrounding area undergoing renovations.

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Why this ranks only as 17th in places to visit is a mystery to me, it should be in the top 5 at least! It is without a doubt the best view you will ever get of St Louis, with the city on one side & the mighty Mississippi on the other. The only drawback would be for claustrophobic people... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I love views, & the best view of St Louis that you will ever get! Just stay away if you're claustrophobic though because the car/elevator that takes you to the top is less than 6ft in any direction! It's a sort of a little round pod with a few seats in it. (you can't stand because it's too small)

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