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Review of Gateway Arch

Gateway Arch
Ranked #9 of 266 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 October 11, 2012

This was so much fun! The lobby area is interesting with murals detailing covered wagons and the history of American's moving West. To get to the top of the Arch, you get into tiny enclosed cubicle cars that seat a few people, and they move slowly up to the top. Once you get to the top, there are windows all along each side of the room that have slanted carpeted walls you lean up against so you can take photos. We'd definitely recommend going up in the Arch! If you are the least bit claustrophobic, DO NOT go up!

Thank JoAnne M
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Architecturlly amazing! Taking the tram to the top is an experience...not at all scary. Learning how all this was constructed was part of the interest. Higly recommended

Thank Gary B
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Great view of the city. We also got to see the large fountain that only is turned on a few times a day. We went on a day when it was partly cloudy so it wasn't really busy. The trams up are very smaill so don't plan this if you are claustrophobic. But the views are worth it. The park around the Arch is very nice to walk through.

Thank Smcabc
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Lines were to long to take in the tram so just went through the park and gardens. There was a cute mercantile shop and lots of history about the arch as well as Lewis & Scott expedition.

Thank CindyM55
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Pretty neat and a little scary of a tour going up to the top but well worth it. Great views of the city. Go early to avoid rush and then you won't get claustrophobic in the units that take you up.

Thank screamnbuzzard
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