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“So much history”
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 older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed 9 May 2012

The Arch signals the gateway to the West. And this symbol is amazing. The best part of the Arch to me, is the museum underneath the Arch grounds. It explains the building of the arch, the history of Missouri and there is a gift shop also. It makes a great place to visit on a hot day to cool off and shop for some St. Louis Arch gifts for yourself and loved ones.

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Reviewed 8 May 2012

They Arch and Museum tour were awesome, they even have a neat scavenger hunt for the little ones that gets them a prize when they complete it, make sure you experience this tour on your visit!

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Reviewed 8 May 2012

You can't go to St. Louis and not go to the top of the Arch. Make sure you make reservations - it gets you right in line at the time of your reservation.

The capsule to the top is just that... a capsule. Its small so if you are closterphobic, you may have issues. On a clear day, you can see for miles.

Enjoy!

Thank seattlebartlettpears
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

We stayed right by the Arch and it is really a pretty view. It looks very different at night (the material), I'd highly recommend checking it out.

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Reviewed 7 May 2012

Avoid the crowds and get there very early. Otherwise, you face sharing the top of the cramped arch with screaming kids.

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