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Address: 11 North 4th Street, Saint Louis, MO 63102
Phone Number: +1 314-982-1410
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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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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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 3 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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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

"The Arch" as we Missourians call it is an icon recognized world wide. There is some serious history here and just standing under the monument will blow your mind! When the renovations are complete, I have to go back!

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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Cool view from the top. Too Many people once you get to the top. There was a lot of construction going on.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So cool 😎 for anyone...the tram is a little nerve racking... but once to the top it is so awesome...engineering genius

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The arch is nice! You sit in a very small cart that takes you to the top. It takes about four minutes to reach the top. I would not recommend anyone very tall or obese to go to the top because the carts are very small and sit five people. Its a very tight squeeze. Once you reach the top... More 

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