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You cannot begin to experience the 50 yr. old arch until you stand underneath it, and see what an... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2016
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Awesome drive by

Unbelievable architecture. Didn't do the tour due to inclement weather. Still a sight to behold... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2016
Birmingham, Alabama
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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
11 N 4th St, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1810
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Reviewed July 4, 2016

You cannot begin to experience the 50 yr. old arch until you stand underneath it, and see what an engineering marvel it really is. Took the ride up the north tram to the observation area, and despite some rain & fog, the view was impressive....More

Thank Frank1126
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Unbelievable architecture. Didn't do the tour due to inclement weather. Still a sight to behold nonetheless. You don't know what to expect and then there it is in all of its awesomeness.

Thank 13Heart
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

While our experience at the top of the arch was what we expected, the staff seemed very unorganized. We had ordered tickets ahead of time and we arrived at the appointed time. No one seemed to know where we were supposed to go. We were...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed July 3, 2016

The current construction around the perimeter of the Arch caused confusion and lots of extra walking, but the experience at the top was worth it. The tickets are reasonably priced and all the staff was very helpful!

Thank Trisha J
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Arch is undergoing extensive upgrades so navigating the walkways make for an interesting experience but your patience will be rewarded. Park staff is trained to move a lot of people in a very short time. When you get to the top of the arch you'll...More

Thank cosmo660
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Great views from the top. The ride up itself is short (4 minutes up & 3 minutes down) but maybe not for you if you're really claustrophobic. Also be prepared to be crowded up at the top. We bought tickets at the old courthouse because...More

Thank TAMU97
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Recommend you hold off visiting until construction is complete. Liked Amazing architecture. Riverboat cruises nearby and convenient. Didn't like Parking too far away from the Arch for kids. Night time lighting schedule not published. Long lines to ride to the top. Visitor center was closed....More

Thank stevekeifer
Reviewed July 3, 2016

If you do not like tight spaces, then the ride up is not for you. It's almost like an enclosed ferris wheel with stools for 5. It is a tight fit. It takes approximately 4 minutes to reach the top. But the view is great

Thank Tammy N
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Last week some friends and I were in St Louis and of course, we had to visit the Arch. There is a lot of construction around the Arch right now, I think it will be completed by 2017. We walked from our hotel, which took...More

1  Thank averyfan
Reviewed July 3, 2016

This is the the gateway to the city and to the west. the tall Arch has a lift to go to the top and see the view of the city on a sunny day. The line to go to top is very long, but move...More

Thank ksn1122
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Jackie L
September 19, 2017|
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Response from Brien J | Reviewed this property |
There's free parking along the water's edge where the riverboat and helicopter pad's are BUT if you have to be careful of the water's ebb and flow throughout the day and night or your car might be in water when you... More
Tammie B
August 27, 2017|
Response from FancyFree55 | Reviewed this property |
The distance between Gateway Arch and the ball park is six blocks. If you can walk without difficulty, you can park at the public parking garage across the street from the stadium and walk to both venues. We didn't take... More
August 17, 2017|
Response from Joshua B | Property representative |
Hello, You care correct in that is not a height, weight, size, or age restriction to go the top of the Arch. However the tram cars are on the small side and we want all of our customers to feel comfortable and enjoy their... More