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Address: 11 N 4th St, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1810
Phone Number: +1 314-982-1410
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Currently under construction it is a little difficult to get to. My advice is to park at the 359 N Leonor K Sullivan Blvd parking garage ($5). From there it's about a 1/4mile walk... read more

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New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Arch itself is amazing and the ½ hour film on the building of the Arch is very well done. The signage while the grounds are under construcion is very poor for those trying to access by car. Parking is impossible.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Currently under construction it is a little difficult to get to. My advice is to park at the 359 N Leonor K Sullivan Blvd parking garage ($5). From there it's about a 1/4mile walk along the river (south). Eventually the sidewalk will be blocked by a chain link fence, cross the road here and continue down for about 200yds. Cross... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see if your visiting St. Louis Missouri. However, this is not a good place to visit if you are on a time crunch expect to spend time from getting your ticket to standing on line for security check and waiting for your turn to get up on the observation deck. If you are claustrophobic and afraid... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You will wait, but it is worth it. Definitely see the movie. We watched it before we went up into the arch. It was great family time making memories and taking pictures of each other in the arch. It's also a good time to help other with their family pictures too. We purchased our tickets online (our credit card was... More 

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Micro, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The access for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities was not good. There is a lot of walking and steps to climb. We asked a park ranger about why there was no transportation for seniors and the response was we thought about it and the liability was too great and you people sue everybody anyway. We were offended and felt... More 

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Levanger, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went there to see the sights, and were not disappointed. We did not go on top, because it was expensive. However, standing under it was pretty cool too. There was a lot of construction so we didn't get to go directly under it, but it was still cool. It is not a very nice view to the river, but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was disappointed in the observation deck. It was narrow making it less appealing in he viewing of the sites of the city. It felt cramped. After 10 minutes, it was time to go back down. It was overpriced and not for the claustrophobic. The movie about the construction of the Arch is worthwhile.

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Salem, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a wonderful experience to see, learn and go in. Our friends another couple went with us. We loved the whole experience of riding up the arch in the tram car, to looking out of the small windows up top and taking photos and seeing the whole town from up there. We even got to see the St. Louis... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you showed a picture of this landmark to most Americans they would immediately be able to identify it. It is a proud introduction to the city of St. Louis and an engineering marvel. You look at it from the outside and say to yourself, "How can they possible make something in that shape and actually carry people to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was really fun! The top of they arch had a great view! It was beautiful how much you could see from the top of the arch. The only problem was the carts they brought you up in smelt .

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