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Review of The Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch
Ranked #1 of 225 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: From the thrilling views to the amazing stories, a visit to the Gateway Arch is an experience that never fails to inspire. Whether you have a few hours or a full day, you’ll find activities to please every member of your party. Attractions include the Tram Ride to the Top of the Gateway Arch, the Museum at the Gateway Arch (open July 3, 2018), a documentary film about the construction of the Arch, shopping at The Arch Store, a new Arch Cafe, and cruises aboard the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch. Tickets sell out early and often - advance purchase strongly recommended. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 23, 2013

we didn't book ahead, but arrived at the arch around 10am on thursday morning. the wait for security outside to arch was about 15 minutes, which i thought was pretty good. there was little to no wait inside to get tickets. we did have to wait about an hour for our trip to the top, which was fine b/c there's plenty to see and do inside! everyone was very nice and helpful and full of information. there were plenty of park rangers available for questions at the bottom and the top. after our trip to the top, we took a river boat cruise on the river. again, everyone was very nice and knowledgeable. even though we endured a slight thunderstorm while on the boat, it was a very enjoyable experience! the park around the arch is also beautiful! wonderful experience that i'd recommend to anyone!

Thank pchykeen
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Definite tourist attraction, but worth the time and money. Parking is a pain in the area, the ride to the top is not fun if your claustrophobic and it's crowded at the top. But I think the view from the top of the Arch is fantastic and worth it.

Thank Deborah H
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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

We did not book ahead, but rather made sure to be there at approximately 9 am on a Thursday morning. We did not wait in any lines, and we thought the museum exhibits, the ride, the views and facilities were worth our time and effort. The Western Expansion museum is fantastic and worth at least two hours of your time if you enjoy history. The beef jerky from the Levee Mercantile was fantastic, as was the maple fudge. I have seen mention of the small pods to the top of the arch, and they are small, but we were able to fit five people and three small children on laps in one pod for the four minute ride. When we left at 11:30, the lines for everything (including security) were very long. I definitely think this is a national park not to be missed, but go early and avoid the heat and Mississippi River humidity!!

Thank Lillie M
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Had a Great visit in June 2013 with family ! it was a must see for me because I have been up the Empire State building , Washington monument , John hancock building in Boston and numerous other high structures !

Thank Deno1973
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Beautiful park, nice boat ride on the Mississippi, but if you are claustrophobic, going up in the arch is not a good idea!

Thank iris w
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