Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Gateway Arch

Monument / Landmark, History Museum, and Historic Site · Downtown East
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (btwn Washington Ave & Poplar St), St Louis, MO 63102, United States
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    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM

The Gateway Arch, is an arch that is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri. It was built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States. At 630 feet (192 m), it is the tallest man-made monument in the United States.


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    Samir L.
    "Very nice view of St. Louis, a must visit if you're near"(35 Tips)
    "tallest national monument in the U.S. Construction began on Feb."(7 Tips)
    Mark M.
    "really windy day and feel the arch sway from side to side."(3 Tips)
    Jenna K.
    "Come down to the base of the arch steps and take a helicopter tour!!"(3 Tips)
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  • Wayne B.

    The views of St Louis are AMAZING!

    Wayne Burrell · 2 weeks ago
  • Maggie M.

    The park is closed but you can still enjoy the view from the main road.

    Maggie MacG · 3 weeks ago
  • Jason

    Interesting movie on the building of the arch...great tour

    Jason · September 12
  • Celena R.

    This is also a must when in St. Louis. Only $10 to go up.

    Celena Richards · August 16
  • Katie F.

    The windows inside the top of the arch are so tiny, you'll need to fight for a spot to look outside

    Katie F · August 10
  • Calvin S.

    Amazing view!!

  • Lisa M.

    Glad I did it so it's off my bucket list but wow it's crowded and air conditioning couldn't keep up. I'm a bit claustrophobic so it was a challenge but the ride up and down is only 4 minutes.

    Lisa Middendorf · July 27
  • Amanda M.

    So disappointed that the entire park was shut down due to construction.

    Amanda Moreland · July 6
  • Aniket D.

    Amazing views!

    Aniket Dharap · June 27
  • Austin W.

    Breathtaking views of all of STL. This is a must do if you're in the area

  • Adrian E.

    Because of remodelation is difficult to access right now

    Adrian Escalante · June 18
  • Brian S.

    Beautiful stainless structure. Worth going to the top for sure -- unique elevator system and reasonably priced admission. Best views of the Mississippi.

    Brian Strauss · June 10
  • Shih-Han W.

    Nice View, can looking all the St. Louis and Illinois

    Shih-Han Wei · May 28
  • Dustin H.

    What else is there to say? Make sure you schedule your visit to go in the arch.

    Dustin Haley · May 16
  • The Weather Channel

    The St. Louis landmark is a fun place to start a 3-day road trip that follows the Mighty Missouri. Hit Jefferson City and end in Kansas City. Channel your inner Lewis & Clark the entire way!

  • Kimberly Sue Y.

    Amazing landmark

    Kimberly Sue York · March 15
  • Sam W.

    The view from the top is incredible. You can even catch part of the baseball game if the Cardinals are in town.

    Sam Wakim · March 11
  • Niharika S.

    A Must Visit 😍

    Niharika Shah · January 24
  • Niharika S.

    ICONIC 😍😍😍

    Niharika Shah · January 24
  • Bradley S.

    Show up early! Do your best to beat the lines.

    Bradley Smith · January 17
  • Benjie B.

    Tourist spot here in St.Louis MO.!👍

    Benjie Bautista Jr · January 2
  • Meg F.

    Stop, take a picture, leave.

    Meg Farmer · December 24, 2014
  • Joseph B.

    Walk around the grounds, visit the museum under the Arch, and ride the little buckets to the top!

    Joseph Blewitt · October 23, 2014
  • Lisa P.

    They are rebuilding the Plaza and fixing up the north tram, so tickets to the top are very limited right now. The museum is free though.

    Lisa Price · October 19, 2014
  • Tony B.

    Try the big mac

    Tony Blank · September 27, 2014
  • Alejandro S.

    The park around it is so serene.

    Alejandro Sepulveda · September 26, 2014
  • Edgar

    Hey look! It's an arch!

    Edgar · September 21, 2014
  • Fatih D.

    Must to see, must to climb...

    Fatih Demir · September 19, 2014
  • Andrew N.

    Get tickets online or be prepared for a wait. Wait is worth it though and there's plenty to do while waiting.

    Andrew Nilges · September 8, 2014
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    Yanqin Jin · September 7, 2014
  • Jack N.

    Can't fully put into words the magnificence of the gateway of the West. AMAZING views from the top viewing platform

    Jack Nevin · September 3, 2014
  • Joe R.

    Very cool. Nice park for jogging.

    Joe Reynolds · August 21, 2014
  • Kelly S.

    Very cool! Great view of Busch Stadium from the top of the arch.

    Kelly Selby · August 16, 2014
  • Brian S.

    Awesome! One of the best monuments in the U.S.

    Brian Sutow · August 13, 2014
  • Robin M.

    I highly recommend going to the top. On weekends plan to be in line for hours. We went during the week in August with no lines and saw the sunset. BEAUTIFUL! The museum is interesting as well.

    Robin Marolt · August 12, 2014
  • Dirty B.

    Great view of the entire city and a ton of great history

    Dirty Bird · August 9, 2014
  • Scott M.

    Gateway landmark

    Scott Matherlee · August 8, 2014
  • Kayla K.

    A landmark and the symbol of Saint Louis for a reason

    Kayla Kleeschulte · August 8, 2014
  • James C.

    It's an American Icon and must be seen and admired if visiting St. Louis.

    James C · August 8, 2014
  • Samantha M.

    Very busy on the weekends, but going in the evening was AWESOME! Going up it was a lot of fun, and even though we didn't feel the Arch move, the view was awesome!

    Samantha Marolt · August 7, 2014
  • Adam H.

    Book your ticket online for the Journey to the Top! Or else you'll likely wait for a couple of hours.

    Adam Hickey · August 7, 2014
  • Mike W.

    Touch history.

    Mike Watson · July 23, 2014
  • Deanne P.

    The ride to the top was cozy. The top of the arch was the most incredible view imaginable. Then on the ride down, there were only two of us in the "car" and it was still cozy, but even more fun!

    Deanne Prucha · July 18, 2014
  • C-SPAN

    The Gateway Arch is over twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty, clocking in at 630 feet. Check out this C-SPAN video for more info. Read more

    C-SPAN · June 25, 2014
  • Steve H.

    Did you know? The viewing area at the top can hold up to 160 people.

    Steve Hovington · May 8, 2014
  • Steve H.

    Did you know? There are 16 windows on each side of the observation deck. Each have 7” x 27”

    Steve Hovington · May 8, 2014
  • Steve H.

    Did you know? The span is 630 feet at ground level between the outer sides of the legs.

    Steve Hovington · May 8, 2014
  • Steve H.

    Did you know? The arch is 630 feet, 63 stories, 192 meters, or 7560 inches tall.

    Steve Hovington · May 8, 2014
  • Steve H.

    Did you know? The structure was built as a monument to Thomas Jefferson and all those pioneers for who St. Louis was the Gateway to the West.

    Steve Hovington · May 8, 2014
  • Emma M.

    Don't go at 4:00am, learned that the stupid and hard way.

    Emma McMullin · April 19, 2014

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