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“Well done”
Review of Gateway Arch

Gateway Arch
Ranked #9 of 254 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 older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Tampa, Florida
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Well done”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Everything was great except the bathrooms. The information counter provides military discounts which you then take to the ticket counter. The arch was great even for my kids who are scared of heights as there was no perception of vertigo or movement.

Visited May 2013
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McKinney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful Views!”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

This is quite a spectacle. The Gateway Arch is the tallest man made monument in the US so needless to say, it's a must to visit the place. Wonderful site for weddings. Everyone was so organized and polite. Once in the Arch, the whole view of St. Louis can be seen. The egg ride was quite uncomfortable, though.

Visited May 2013
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Tujunga, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Arch Interesting - Museum Very Good”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

The engineering of the arch and the cars that take you to the top of the arch is very interesting and alone worth the trip. the accompanying museum of western expansion is very well done. My second trip here to bring my wife and let her experience the ride to the top of the arch. This time watched the movie about Lewis and Clark and found it very educational and worthwhile.

Visited May 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very impressive”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Make sure you buy your tickets early. There are long lines and airport-type security screening, so plan your visit accordingly. You can buy your tickets online and save some time.

Visited May 2013
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Maryville, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“St Louis Marvel”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Parts of the arch and its museum are a bit dated, but it is still amazing. Adults and children both can and will enjoy it.

Visited October 2012
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