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“must visit this architectural wonder”
Review of Gateway Arch

Gateway Arch
Ranked #9 of 267 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed December 30, 2011

you have to visit gatway arch when u visit st.louis.this is a genuine icon like any other buildings and structures in america.once u take the tram ride up you will understand the ingenuity.

Thank Dee072
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

It's ok. The thing that transported us up there was clausterphobic. And it was very high. But the view made it all worth the while.

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Reviewed December 29, 2011

If you are in St Louis you must go visit the Arch! It was not expensive and we didn't have to wait very long. It might be more crowded during peak season. You get into this strange little pod looking cart and it takes you to the top. At the top there are small windows on both sides for you to look out. It does get a little crowded in the small space at the top but it was still fun. So glad we took the time to visit!

Thank themonstersmom
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

This is an amazing piece of architecture. The size of this structure is unbelievable, as a layman I wondered how it stays upright. Hats off to the engineers who had the job of making it stay upright!

Thank Lucyznana
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

This was also a first for my Husband. He is leary of elevators and small spaces, but I managed to get him into the small capsule. The view is amazing from above. Coming down was so funny to me. He had me cracking up. Overall he enjoyed it.

Thank coverd1
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