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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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The view!!

Tram was down the day we visited and a large portion under ground is currently being renovated, but it will be great once its complete.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tram was down the day we visited and a large portion under ground is currently being renovated, but it will be great once its complete.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was very fun, but unfortuanantly the arch was closed due to re-construction, but we could still take photos and enjoy the view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Under renovation at the time but we made a trip to see the Arch before the reno. It is an architectural wonder and I was surprised to see it up close and to touch it. I always thought it was made of stone...I'm from the East Coast and grew up with the Statue of Liberty in my back yard. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the arch and the grounds around it. Everything was under construction when we went so limited on activities, but such a great site.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is iconic and even if you don't have time to go up in the elevator (currently closed until spring 2017), it warrants a drive by. If the weather is cooperating it makes for a fantastic photo opportunity.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Got into St.Louis late afternoon & found our Hotel & Room were next door !!! What a stroke of luck ! Read that tickets were available first in/first served at 8am at the Old Courthouse 100 yards away, just gets better ! Walked up next morning, no crowd at all, perfect ! Ranger opens door, Arch closed yesterday till Spring... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

closed until the spring 2017, if you want to ride to the top, but the museum is pretty fabulous. Don't come to St. Louis and miss this attraction!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

How on earth, way back in the 60's, did they managed to get the welding seams to perfect is beyond me. It really is a remarkable structure from the outside. Great location, great views form the top. Take the rather freaky lift up to the to top and make sure you leave a bit of time to check out the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Saint Louis arch is very famous place in United States of America. we enjoyed a lot with There atmosphere. Thank you very much

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time up to the top of the Arch. Loved it, also great views of the city. I didn't know there was a museum underneath the arc but that was a great surprise. A lot of information about the city's past. I recommend going there for all new people to the city, also those who have been here and haven't... More 

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