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“Very cool!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gateway Arch

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 131 Attractions in Saint Louis
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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“Very cool!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

It's always exciting to visit a new national park. It was pretty crowded but I was a single rider so I didn't have to wait long to get to the top of the arch. While I do recommend it, this activity is NOT for people that get claustrophobic. I'm not a particularly queezy person but the wind was blowing and so was the arch so my visit to the top was a brief one, but worth the ride.

Visited October 2013
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“Unmissable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The arch really dominates the centre of St Louis so you should have no trouble seeing it! We braved the "train" to the top: only 4 of us in a vehicle allegedly seating 5, but 4 was a tight fit. The views from the top are excellent, if a little spoiled by the fact that the glass was filthy! Interesting museum in the base as well. A must in your visit to St Louis.

Visited September 2013
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“Spectacular city dominating structure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We did not go up within the Arch but just up to its base. The Gateway Arch dominates so many of my photos around St Louis and it is an incredible monument.

Its sleek design and graceful curve captivated me. Just standing at the bottom and looking up and across and back down conveyed a sense grand design. An architectural delight.

At the time we were there it was dark and near freezing but this did not stop many visitors and a wedding complete with coach and horses being there.

Visited November 2013
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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“Amazing view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The little cubbies they cram you in to get to the top are kind of scary if you're claustrophobic, but the view is wonderful. They have small windows you can peer out of, but it gets a bit crowded at the top sometimes. You can leave whenever you like though. Oh, and if you like a good hike, you can climb to the top by using the stairwell.

Visited April 2013
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“Great views from the top of St Louis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We visited on a cold and wet winter Saturday and had no wait. Straight to the top of the arch where you can see all around St Louis. Definitely a do not miss if you are going to St Louis.

Visited December 2013
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