We booked our tickets online, $10 per person, its nice and convenient that parking gets added to your bill at a discounted rate. If you don’t buy your tickets online and you arrive at the parking garage between 6-9am parking is only $4. The arch at 630ft is a great modern marvel and one of the tallest man made monuments in the nation. Its hard to believe it only took 2yrs to build at a cost of $13 million, unfortunately the tram was not built originally and was later added. We arrived before the arch opened, so we had to wait in the hot and muggy underground entrance. Upon entering you have to pass through an airport style security screening, no shoes need to be taken off. We promptly got our tickets and were on our way to the tram. If you need to burn some time before your tram time you can see 2 movies(Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West or Monument to the Dream) or check out the Museum of Westward Expansion. Before you enter the hallway that leads to the tram you are forced to take a picture, this should be a choice. You board the tram in the basement. Only 5 people can fit on each tram, the door to get into the tram is very small and there really isn't much room in the trams. The ride up is a bit scary, I would say its like a Ferris wheel ride but you don’t really see were your going. Once on the top the view is excellent, you get to see the entire city and take some neat pictures. Make sure to look for the shadow that the arch casts, it looks great in pictures.
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