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Address: 11 N 4th St, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1810
Phone Number:
13149821400
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09:00 - 18:00
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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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Taking a Trip to the Top!

If you want a great view of St. Louis and the Mississippi River, you need to take the trip to the top of the Arch. The movie before the trip to the top was interesting and... read more

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If you want a great view of St. Louis and the Mississippi River, you need to take the trip to the top of the Arch. The movie before the trip to the top was interesting and informative and the actual ride to the top was adventuresome. I also enjoyed perusing the gift shop. I would suggest, though, if you are... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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I remember taking school trips here and was amazed about how great this monument contributes to St. Louis. I was disappointed it was under reconstruction to the museum but I was able to take a trip to the top. I've done it several time always fells like the first, fantastic. Great national park.

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I'm glad that I went but I felt that it was a little bit overrated. Don't go up in it if you are claustrophobic. The tram cars are very small.

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Thank Hippienerdbabe
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The arch and the view from the top.....priceless. However make sure you buy tickets in advance and the earlier in the day the better. North tram is closed right now and it took an hour from the time they took our ticket to actually get to the top. If you are claustrophobic DO NOT GO. The "capsules" to the top... More 

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There is a great gift shop under the arch but there is also a nice one in the old court house if you don't feel like going under the arch. I didn't go up in the arch d/t construction around the area. They said it was safe but I wasn't taking the chance. The park around the arch is beautiful... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Apparently the Arch was going through renovations while I was in town. I could only look at it. I was so sad that I was not able to go in and experience the view. Maybe next time?

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a very interesting experience but if you are claustrophobic it is a terrible idea. once your at the top though its a different view. Again if your claustrophobic. DONT DO IT.... other than that its an awesome experience.

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There is a lot of construction going on here, and we were here during the flood, so logistics were difficult. The visitors center has been temporarily relocated to the Old Courthouse, so watch their website to make sure you go to the right place. Going to the Courthouse gave us a serendipitous chance to hear a lecture by 3 of... More 

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There is not much more to say. Go see this. It is beautiful and the park grounds near it are awesome. Plan to stay for the day--bring your picnic blanket, a book, some drinks/food and just hang.

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It was closed! I mean you can see the outside but I really wanted to take my son who has never been inside! Real bummer

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