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Address: 11 North 4th Street, Saint Louis, MO 63102
Phone Number:
+1 314-982-1410
Today
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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Striking monument, always wanted to see in person. Was able to take some great photos. Even saw a half hour movie on how the arch was constructed. A must see while visiting St... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Striking monument, always wanted to see in person. Was able to take some great photos. Even saw a half hour movie on how the arch was constructed. A must see while visiting St. Louis.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very little to do here. Just a movie on the construction. Can't go up or see the museum. Not sure when it's reopening but not for awhile.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Undergoing renovations so getting past that was a challenge but the trip up is still great. Both day time and night time visits are good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

...but we still got some great pics of this amazing structure. Worth having a look at if you are in St Louis

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I walked nearly a mile and a half from my hotel to visit the arch. I then found that the arch is closed for maintenance. There is construction all around the area, so it is very hard to walk around the area. If you do want to visit, be sure to call ahead to make sure the tram to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the arch and our ride up to the top! I would recommend the boat ride, also. The view from the river was amazing! Had the opportunity to get some awesome photos! The kids loved it as much as the adults!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly impressed. Even with the remodeling and adjustments that were necessary, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The views were magnificent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's one of those things you "have to see". Being from the Midwest, I feel like it's one of those trips you need to take. St. Louis is a beautiful city with plenty to offer. If you're visiting the area, at least stop for the photo opportunity!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum under the arch was nice, but under renovation. The ride in the buggy to the top is cramped, not for the claustrophobic. However, the view from the top of the arch is worth it!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The arch was under construction during our visit there,so we were unable to to ride through the arch. There were several people working outside with detore areas sowe needed to be aware and not walk in certain areas. We could only take pictures outside and visit the store there. Guests should have been told online that they were closed due... More 

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