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Address: 11 N 4th St, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1810
Phone Number: +1 314-982-1410
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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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I had been to the Arch 40 years ago and went to the top. I still remember the little car that took you up. It was a bit scary but worth it when you got to the top. Stopped there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Church Hill, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had been to the Arch 40 years ago and went to the top. I still remember the little car that took you up. It was a bit scary but worth it when you got to the top. Stopped there last week on our way to SD. My husband did not want to go to the top, so we just... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An amazing man-made wonder!!! I took awesome pics from the walk there. Unfortunately, the monument is under construction now, so I could not get inside. A good excuse to come back.

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Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was with 3 friends and we decided to go up in the arch. We went on a Saturday morning and there was not much of a line so that was nice. You ride up in a "pod" like compartment which was not a big deal to my group but don't do it if you are nervous in small spaces.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The arch offers beautiful views of St. Louis at night. We arrived later in the evening but still enjoyed spectacular views. The remodel makes it difficult to maneuver around, only one way to get in, so unless your paying attention you will walk out of your way.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't have a problem with the tight spaces. Enjoyed the views from the top and stayed 30 minutes. It will be nicer when renovations are complete and there is more shade and less walking.

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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The park is cutrently under restoration and expansion but the arch is an awesome piece of engineering and historical landmark. The special lift ride to the viewing deck is truly special. The restoration is due to complete by summer of 2017. It will be a fantastic park in the near future. Tip: go to the top floor of Hilton hotel... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The arch is an amazing monument, no doubt about that! The statue of liberty, the one in NY, would fit below it!!! They are just now renewing the whole area, so it is a bit dusty and under construction, but you can still make your way into the visitors zone and climb all the up into the arch, taking one... More 

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Old Brookville, N.Y.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A quick trip through St Louis on our way west. An attractive structure unfortunately couldn't get inside to get to the top because of major construction around the base of it. Still an impressive sight as the gateway to the west.

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Georgetown, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to visit the Arch and was pleasantly surprised. There is a lot of construction going on below but you can still go up in the Arch. There is a wall down below that has a beautiful carving in it. There is also a nice gift shop below also.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Probably the most visited attraction in the city. You take these little oval cars to the top. The view is amazing. You can spend as much time as you want. Gift shop in the bottom. Park of the National Parks.

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