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Review of Gateway Arch

Gateway Arch
Ranked #9 of 267 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, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 3, 2012

My sister and I stopped at the Gateway Arch on our way to Missouri. It was a short ride up to the top in a small, enclosed compartment, and the view at the top was magnificent! The guide at the top was most helpful in answering any questions we had. She told us the view was 30 miles to the horizon! We also shopped at the Arch museum and gift shop and found that items were very reasonably priced. It was a wonderful, spur-of-the-moment experience for us!

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Reviewed March 2, 2012

I rate the arch very good because it was. Amazing display at ground level and beautiful views up top. Getting up there was the problem. Small, dark elevator. Not fun.

Thank Army4U
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

Nice museum under the arch, not big but interesting. The ride to the top is wort it for great views over the city. On a sunny evening the arch catches the light and presents lots of photo pops, particularly when th arch catches the light.

Don't remember about wheelchair access

Thank Arthur W
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

For those who dont like confined spaces stay away. Kind of claustrophobic. But technologically speaking I think its amazing to get an elevator through the arches and all the way to the top.

Thank Naveen T
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

So big! Tour didn't take long but great. Museum there is okay.

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