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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 #14 of 147 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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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very cool history attached to this monument, and a bonus is its designation as a National Park Historical Monument (if that's important to you, as it is to us). The surrounding park was clean and well-kept. The current construction project in the area (to enhance future access to and enjoyment of the park) is a pain to navigate through right... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Wonderful monument to the westward movement of settlers in the early, mid, and late 1800s. The arch speaks for itself; it's huge, it's magnificent; it's well engineered; its beautifully designed. Visitors pass through security on the way down to the interior beneath the Arch. Once there, you can purchase tickets to ride to the top ($10 regular), see a movie... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were in saint Louis visiting WashU (which turned out to be the only worth-seeing site in the city). The arch is impressive on the outside, and the view is expansive (but there isn't anything very interesting to see).

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Plainfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It was hard get to the windows. It was very crowded. We went at noon on a Friday and the weather was overcast/rainy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We bought tickets online for 9:50 and walked from our hotel. Due to construction it was difficult to find the entry place but we did. We didn't realize that there was a security point. It took 15 minutes to get through it. We went to the ticket desk and they put us in the next group and we went to... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great place, the Lewis and Clark dramatization was great! Nice gift shop and the surrounding area was clean and very visitor friendly.

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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Seeing the arch from the outside was great - it is an impressive structure and is located in a beautiful park. We only had time to take the tram ride to the top so I can't speak to the quality of the museum or other attractions. The security line just to get into the building was quite long but it... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

At Gateway arch, You can get into an elevator that takes you up to the top of the arch. Because you are traveling at a diagonal instead of straight up, it is an interesting, claustrophobic ride. I'm glad I did it, but I am not claustrophobic. Pretty views of the city can be seen from the top.

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Denver, CO.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

What a great historic, informative, exciting and all around fun place to visit! A trip to the to of the Arch is a must, you have to see the surrounding area from the top of the Arch, at 362 feet high you can see all the way to Kansas on a clear day! It sways a little at the top... More

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

What can you say about the Arch. Its really really big & offers a great view of the city. The ride to the top is in what I will call an "elevator", but is more like a pod from Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. The Westward Expansion museum is free and worth the price. You walk along and Lewis &... More

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