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“Terrific view and history museum”
Review of The Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch
Ranked #1 of 275 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 8 March 2012

The trip up the legs of the arch is a bit scary for some if you have small space issues, but the view is worth it. The museum below the Arch is a wonderful way to learn about the expansion to the west

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Reviewed 7 March 2012

Husband went up for the view. Got some great photos and really enjoyed the experience. Wife, afraid of heights, stayed down in the bottom and found the Lewis & Clark movie to be very well-done. Both found the movie about the building of the arch very worthwhile. No safety harnesses in the 1960's? Scary. The museum is stellar.

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Reviewed 7 March 2012

My late sister who I loved dearley, joked about the arch being our cities handle. It well worth a trip to the top of the Arch. I grew up close to the river. It,s a very big part of my life.

Thank Nancy J
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

This is super cool, so you go up in the arch in this little elevator type thing, and then once you reach the top their are multiple windows with great views of the whole city! You can stay at the top for as long as you would like

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Reviewed 5 March 2012

I love the arch well worth the trip!!!! The museum is very informative. The view is beautiful.

Thank Stacey M
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