The Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch, Saint Louis: Address, Phone Number, The Gateway Arch Reviews: 4.5/5

The Gateway Arch
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Observation Decks & Towers • Monuments & Statues
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From the thrilling views to the amazing stories, a visit to the Gateway Arch is an experience that never fails to inspire. Whether you have a few hours or a full day, you’ll find activities to please every member of your party. Attractions include the Tram Ride to the Top of the Gateway Arch, the Museum at the Gateway Arch (opened July 3, 2018), a documentary film about the construction of the Arch, shopping at The Arch Store, a new Arch Cafe, and cruises aboard the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch. Tickets sell out early and often - advance purchase strongly recommended. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
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More than 3 hours
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Neighborhood: Downtown
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BHSWarrior
Minneapolis, MN195 contributions
Something to photograph.
Jun 2021 • Couples
Got up early to drive down to the arch. Missed the crowds and the St. Louis heat. Luckily we found street parking near by. It’s a beautiful structure and easy to photograph!
Written June 14, 2021
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Mommy
5 contributions
Tram sells out
Jun 2021 • Family
Staff was helpful and knowledgeable be sure to get tickets early Tran sells out cafe good but expensive! Bring your mask for tram
Written June 12, 2021
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dyej
Picayune, MS68 contributions
A must do
Jun 2021 • Family
This is a must do while visiting St. Louis so, plan ahead and purchase tickets to go in the arch ahead of time online. The museum is fabulous and there are many park rangers to give talks and answer questions. Plan on at least 2 hours in the museum. The museum discusses the arch but, also the fascinating history of the St Louis region and Lewis and Clark expedition. The grounds surrounding the arch are beautiful too. We saw many fireflies at dusk and rabbits. Suggest going after 4pm, lighter crowds. The museum stays open till 8pm in summer months. Check hours in their website.
Written June 12, 2021
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Pat S
Somerset, NJ140 contributions
Wonderful and informative visitor center and arch
Jun 2021 • Couples
The arch itself is stunning.
The newly redesigned visitor center is outstanding. They had many rangers available to answer any questions and the exhibits were very informative and engaging. They seemed to pay tribute to the Native Americans and did not simply white wash history.
Written June 10, 2021
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sumit007
Des Moines, IA177 contributions
Excellent engineering
Jun 2021
Its an amazing experience to ride to the top. Make sure to buy tickets in advance. They follow proper social distancing. Masks are still mandatory which is a good thing.
Written June 9, 2021
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James and Sandr... B
Lufkin, TX509 contributions
Don't just drive by and wonder at it -Really see the Gateway Arch
May 2021
This was a fantastic experience! We have driven by the arch going to and from west to east and back and never went to the actual park. This time we took the cruise and the tram up the arch and were so glad we did. Yes the little space pod thing for the tram is small but the ride is quick and well worth a little discomfort. The museum and gift shop are great also but the view from the top WOW. The only drawback was the parking and GPS not working for parking garages.
Written June 6, 2021
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hnwright81
Nashville, TN42 contributions
Go see the arch!
Jun 2021 • Family
We enjoyed this so much! The museum below was awesome and the kids did the ranger book. We did the riverboat cruise and took the tram to the top! I was nervous at first but it’s not too bad. The pod you’re in is a little small but worth it.
Written June 5, 2021
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Embcalsoncav
Lynchburg, VA5 contributions
I was nervous about feeling claustrophobic but it was fine!!
Jun 2021
OK so I was nervous because I had read some reviews about if you’re claustrophobic that you should not go. I don’t know if I qualify as claustrophobic, I don’t mind elevators but an MRI machine or a submarine (tour)...there’s a problem.

The pod you sit in has seats for five people. We were a family of four going up. It is a small space but my husband who is 6foot 4inches was able to sit in the middle seat which has the most headroom and he could sit up straight. But his legs are so long they did take up most of the central space where other peoples legs would be if you were sitting with adults. We were with my kids who are 9 and 12. So with two adults and two kids I didn’t feel too cramped. But if there were four or five large adults in there that would be pretty uncomfortable from my perspective.

The good news is the ride is only four minutes and the doors are glass, so as you were going up you can see the inside of the arch, the stairways etc. it was pretty cool actually. I just kept talking to the kids and watching their reactions and taking pictures and videos of them and the time went quickly. Once you’re at the top there are only 40 people max because of Covid and you have your assigned space so it was actually pretty nice. The windows that you look out are very small but it was just cool to be up there.

I seriously debated the night before if I should even try it because of how tight the space might be but I’m really glad I didn’t chicken out. There is a sample pod in the lobby that you can get in and see what it feels like if you’re unsure. I did try it out and that helped convince me that I could do it.

The pods are well ventilated and don’t feel stuffy which was another concern I had.
Once you get to the top you spend 10 minutes which is more than enough and then you take the pod back down and that takes three minutes.

The museum at the base of the arch is actually quite impressive and I could’ve spent a lot of time going through it but my kids were too bored. If I could go back with just my husband, I would spend a lot of time in the museum reading everything. It was very nicely done and seemed fairly new or renovated.
Written June 3, 2021
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CharlieinTexas
Austin, TX3,691 contributions
Amazing structure and great park area
May 2021 • Couples
Need reservations, as I understand it, to go up into the arch, which frankly didn’t appeal to me very much. Nonetheless, the arch and grounds/park area surrounding the arch or a must do on a trip to St Louis. Located a minute from the waterfront, which is also a nice walking area, a great place to people watch, get some exercise, and be impressed with the architecture.
Written June 2, 2021
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T Smith
297 contributions
Amazing
May 2021 • Family
We didn’t get to ride the tram to the top but still had a terrific time. The museum is so informative and well done. The grounds are well maintained and seeing the arch is just amazing! When you come out of the museum you are right under it and it takes your breath away. Also, the rangers do tours and quick lectures throughout the day. The museum is free. We definitely could have spent more time here. We were there about 1.5 hours.
Written May 31, 2021
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