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Address: 11 North 4th Street, Saint Louis, MO 63102
Phone Number: +1 314-982-1410
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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First of all, the Gateway Arch is way bigger in person than you would first think. All of the pictures and videos simply don't do it justice. It is an architectural masterpiece to... read more

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Mitchell, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First of all, the Gateway Arch is way bigger in person than you would first think. All of the pictures and videos simply don't do it justice. It is an architectural masterpiece to say the least. If you are ever in the St. Louis area, it is an absolute must to stop and see. 5 stars!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gotta do it and absolutely worth it. Some might be a little claustraphobic but there is an model at the courthouse to try first and it is a short ride. For heavier set individuals like myself keep us to 3 per pod. Oh - and for those with kids or kids at heart with Smart Devices there is always a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

late summer 2013, This is a must in ST Luis The ride up was exciting not recommended if you claustrophobic, This was a family trip and well worth it the history and the views are amazing my kids and once wife loved it as well

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Lindsey E, Public Relations Manager at Gateway Arch, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit back in 2013 and hope you'll be back again soon! More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were fortunate enough to take the tram to the top of the arch on the last day it would be open to the public before going under renovation. They are replacing the motors for the tram and moving the museum and entrances. Some exhibits from the museum will be available to see at the old court houseduring the renovation,... More 

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Lindsey E, Public Relations Manager at Gateway Arch, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for your review! Your visit was very well timed! As you mentioned, the tram rides to the top are temporarily closed for system improvements and upgrades but WILL REOPEN IN SPRING 2017. The rest of the construction on the museum should be completed by the end of 2017. We hope you'll be back to visit to see... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked the timed tickets before we arrived. The area is under construction but the entrance is easy to find. The tram to get to the top of the arch is actually a tiny pod and did feel very claustrophobic. Once at the top the view is amazing. We had no problems getting to the window on both sides.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although the area around the arch was under construction, the view from the top of the arch is magnificent. Cant wait to go again once construction is completed!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are visiting Saint Louis, this is an obvious must see. Walking the grounds looking up was pretty cool, and getting in and the ride up was interesting too. It was a bit disappointing when you got to the top however. It's quite small and once you look out a window for 30 seconds, that's about it. Gotta go... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! What an amazing architectural accomplishment! I have read a lot about the arm rich but this was my first time seeing it in person. It is quite impressive. We went to the top and it's amazing how high it is. I highly recommend taking the trip to the top as long as you are not afraid of heights or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wish the museum had been open and the new park complete but we will return! Although I've visited before we never watched the historical video. So worth it and super educational for my 6th grade architecture enthusiast.

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Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the St Louis area, you absolutely have to make time to visit the Gateway to the West. There was construction going on around the grounds. It was a little cumbersome to get around; however, I bet it will be amazing upon completion.

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