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“A unique STL attraction” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gateway Arch

Gateway Arch
Ranked #9 of 253 things to do in Saint Louis
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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 older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A unique STL attraction”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

An outstanding attraction can be seen from miles away, over 600 feet high is the Arch. A recommended experience and magnificent view from the top. If you are cluster phobic, then you wont be able to make it in the Arch capsule to the top.

Visited September 2011
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“what a ride!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

picture riding in a ferris wheel car sideways....that's what it's like going up to the top of the arch! The views were amazing, but even better was the museum below the arch itself dedicated the travels of Lewis and Clark.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Arch of St Louis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

If you go..you have to take the ride...a little bit crammed and NOT good if you are clostriphobic but well worth it to admire St Louis from the top

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Kent, Washington
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“On a clear day. . .”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

if you go to St Louis and don't do the arch, shame on you- very informative display, the little cars creak and rumble a bit but hey, you would to if you were almost 50 years old. As long as the weather is decent you won't believe the views from the top.

Visited December 2011
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Pendle
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“Fantastic views from Gateway Arch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

The museum under the arch is okay, the best bit is the view you get from the top of the arch. Getting in the small pod lift to get to the top is an unusually experience, but wouldn't advise it if you are clostrophobic. Once you get to the top you get a fantastic view

Visited September 2011
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