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The Gateway Arch

11 N 4th St, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1810
+1 314-982-1400
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The worst experience of my life

The gate way arch was by far the worst vacation experience I've ever had. I'm still angry 2 days... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Adam D
via mobile
Stainless Steel Splendor

I attended ST. Louis University 1962 -1965. I witnessed the building of this 630 foot arch It is... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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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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11 N 4th St, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1810
+1 314-982-1400
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The gate way arch was by far the worst vacation experience I've ever had. I'm still angry 2 days later at just the thought of it. First off, the waiting, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting. They sold us a ticket with a time on...More

Thank Adam D
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I attended ST. Louis University 1962 -1965. I witnessed the building of this 630 foot arch It is majestic in all of it's splendor located on the west bank of the Mississippi River .I returned in 1986 to the Cardinal World Series with my two...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

If you can, this is a worthwhile experience. The pods that you go up to the top with are really small, so don't go if you get claustrophobic. The view from the top is great.

Thank Alyssa P
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Once the construction is completed; it would get five stars! Staff was friendly, it was crowed. About 30 minutes wait to get into the tram. If you don't like small places, this is def not the attraction for you!! Allow about 30 minutes to go...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Breathtaking views, polite staff and much to do in the area! Unfortunately the museum was closed for renovations. An excuse to return one day!

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Recently went to visit the Gateway Arch and had a great time because of the ability to purchase tickets ahead of time and use you mobile device to hold your tickets. We had been to the Arch before, but even this time we learned something...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 25 July 2016

At the top it was an experience to see out over the city. But the windows are small. Getting to the top took a long time. Our time was reserved for 2:10 PM. We didn't know if that meant that the tram up to the...More

Thank denniss867
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The arch grounds is under HEAVY construction and reorganization. It is typically a great place to visit. I do not recommend it during the summer /fall 2016

Thank betze97
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Ever since I learned about the Arch in school, I wanted to see it. Ever since my daughter learned about the Arch, she wanted to see it. It was great to cross a bucket list item off, but other than that, the Arch is nothing...More

Thank DanielleIvy
Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you are wanting a really nice experience, consider a trip to the Gateway Arch in St Louis. Right now the National Park Service is doing an extensive update and the old museum is closed, but it is still worth a visit. You can order...More

Thank John L
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Dave H
13 October 2017|
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Response from Nancy S | Reviewed this property |
We bought our tickets online ahead of time. We bought the combo Tram to the Top ($13) & Riverboat Cruise ($20). You can go into the base of the Arch to the gift shop for free, but you still have to go through security. You... More
Jackie L
19 September 2017|
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Response from targetlady85 | Reviewed this property |
Not that we could see; however, the parking garage next to Eads Bridge is a flat $5 fee. They do, however, accept cash only.
Tammie B
27 August 2017|
Response from FancyFree55 | Reviewed this property |
The distance between Gateway Arch and the ball park is six blocks. If you can walk without difficulty, you can park at the public parking garage across the street from the stadium and walk to both venues. We didn't take... More