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Address: 11 N 4th St, Saint Louis, MO 63102
Phone Number:
+1 314-982-1410
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Museum of Westward Expansion closed, pending installation of all new...

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.

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Worth doing once

Observation area is cramped, not to mention the tram ride to the top. It is certainly worth doing though not repeatedly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Observation area is cramped, not to mention the tram ride to the top. It is certainly worth doing though not repeatedly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thought that this sight was only a monument. Was surprised and in awe that there's actually an elevator lift inside to get to the top of the arch! Totally worth it for the views and overall experience. Don't debate!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The movie of the original construction was very well done. The old court house was interesting. We went New Years' Day and there were no tours of the court house available which would have been nice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stopped by here years ago and thought it was neat, so we brought the kids and we all had a good time. They were amazed at the size of the arch and how it was neat to go underneath it and then have the option to ride up to the top. The only downside this time,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only the history but the view is amazing. Love history this is a must see. The museum is cool and then the top of the arch is amazing especially considering when it was built

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Under renovations but did take in the half hour or so movie at the theater on sight. Can't believe the work that went into the construction of the arch.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see really more impressive from a ways off. Nice park . Construction still going on when we were there I would see if still "underconstruction" and if so just admire from a distance

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a family trip and I must say weren't disappointed at all as it was renovated recently, we didn't opt to go on top which I recommend only if you are not castrophobic and capsule lift gets little squeaky and scary but you learn also t about history of St. Louis

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately I couldn't get close to see any detail. They're doing construction in the area around it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This arch is so arquitectural peace of art, this 192m. hight, you can go up to the top by the help of an elevator, so special one, where you go up in a capsule at a very high speed, in seconds you are up, from up the arch you will have the best scene of Downtown of St. Louis

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