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Very beautiful

We only stopped in here for a quick minute and it was a very pretty sight. A must cross off the old... read more

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Hillary S
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San Antonio, Texas
Th Arch

Worth going to. Only $13 to the top. Tallest building in St Louis. Good family experience... read more

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John9194
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Williamston, South Carolina, United States
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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11 N 4th St, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1810
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Reviewed yesterday

We only stopped in here for a quick minute and it was a very pretty sight. A must cross off the old bucket list. There was a lot of construction so we had to park in a parking garage a few blocks down and walk...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Worth going to. Only $13 to the top. Tallest building in St Louis. Good family experience. Everything is walking distance from our stay at Hyatt

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped here in our way to Branson, glad we did. Understanding the challenges overcome to build this seemingly simple structure is mind boggling. Unfortunately it was being remodeled when we went, but it was still well worth it. Buy your tickets in advance by...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful park surrounding the arch. Curves and arches everywhere. Lots of walkways, pools,etc...in the shape arches. Tickets to go up into the arch were $10.00. Small elevator.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Every time we drive from Texas to Illinois, we pass by the Gateway Arch. This time, we finally stopped here to sight see and visit. There was construction this time that we went so we had to walk all the way around just to get...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Parked in town and walked down to this, took pictures from the waters edge, it is quite impressive and well worth a visit, great photo opportunities!!

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Beautiful view from the top - the line went by fast . I suggest you purchase tix in advance ( i.e. Day prior going up ) ; or purchase tix on line . It's worth going up !

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Reviewed yesterday

My visit to the Arch was several years ago, however I highly suggest taking the tour and experiencing the museum. During this trip I encouraged other members of my group to go up the Arch. However, presently there is a great deal of construction on...More

Thank John J A
Reviewed yesterday

As with the Empire State Building in NY and the Eiffel Tower in Paris, when you go to St. Louis you must do the Arch! Timed tickets should be purchased in advance on-line or you need to go to the Old Court house and take...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Riding to the observation deck was definitely not worth the money or the trouble! The deck is very small and the "windows" are extremely narrow. This may have been interesting back in the sixties but certainly not today! The documentary that is shown at the...More

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Brenda B
How do you get to the top?
June 10, 2017|
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Response from Joshua B | Property representative |
A special one of a kind elevator will take you to the top observation deck by going up one of the Arch legs. Since the legs of the arch are curved a very different type of elevator had to be invented just for the Arch. It... More
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yrwys
Can you show your tram tickets on your smartphone or do you have to have a paper ticket?
June 1, 2017|
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Response from Joshua B | Property representative |
Yes, you can show your ticket on your smartphone. Please make sure that the tickets shows the bar code as we will scan that at the beginning of your tour. You may also need to turn the brightness up all the way to help our... More
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NRonkeyo
What is the best time of the day to see the arch and ride the tram. I'll be there on a weekday in July.
May 23, 2017|
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Response from Joshua B | Property representative |
For smaller crowds and shorter wait times, I would suggest around 9:00 am on a Wednesday or Tuesday. We do have an initial rush right when the doors open at 8:00 am but soon afterwards there is usually a small break... More
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