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- 98%History Buffs
- 97%Family Travelers
- 69%Art & Design Lovers
- 67%Budget Travelers
- 67%Adventure Travelers
- 64%Local Culture
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- Gateway ArchMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 13, 2014
It was a bit of an adventure riding in the tram, but the view from the top was worth it. We went at night and got some amazing pictures. The museum was wonderfully done.Recommended for:
- Gateway ArchMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jul 07, 2014
I had only heard of the "Gateway to the West", but seeing it in real life was a true delight. I'm a sucker for engineering marvels, and this is truly one. There is also a museum underneath that is laid out really well highlighting the history of the westward expansion. I recommend paying the $10 to go to the top, but if you do, make sure you purchase the tickets in advance and pick them up. Otherwise you'll have at least a three hour wait. Also, you should probably skip if you're claustrophobic and afraid of heights.Recommended for:
- Gateway ArchMember ofAdventure TravelersJun 16, 2014
This is the most well-known place in St. Louis but it was different than I expected. It's surrounded by grass and trees and underground there is a museum, gift shop, and ticket line to go to the top. Here is something I wish I was warned: if you are claustrophobic or afraid of crowds do not go to the top. First you get on line for a long time and then they sit you in a four foot "pod" that should seat three people but they sit five. The pod takes you to the top, but not very smoothly. Then once at the top it is packed with people in an eight foot wide space and everyone is pushing to get to the tiny windows to see the view. The view is fantastic and is something worth doing once.Recommended for:
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- Gateway ArchMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesWellness+ 2Nov 21, 2013
I went to St. Louis for a water polo tournament and was lucky enough to have time to ride to the top of the Arch. It was an incredible view of the city, very scary if you are afraid of heights because you are looking straight down. The ride up is very interesting-you sit in a small wobbly cable car/elevator that takes to the top. A very fun and memorable experience.Recommended for:
- Gateway ArchOct 23, 2013
I was really impressed with the whole presentation here--you get to visit this icon of modernism *and* learn a lot about the expansion of the US. The arch itself is well worth going up to the top of, just because the contraption that goes up is so clunky and vintage-feeling (even though it's 60s space-age styling). There's a tiny bit of sway in the arch, so if you go up on a windy day, you'll feel it! And the museum at the base of the arch is really interesting and laid out in a nifty way.Recommended for:
- Gateway ArchMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 6Oct 03, 2013
Long wait to get to the top but worth the wait. Good view. I would say its probably a one time thing unless you catch a day with a short line to the top. The museum area underneath is coolRecommended for:
- Gateway ArchMember ofBudget TravelersFamily TravelersFoodies+ 4Sep 25, 2013
Nice to actually see this in person. It does have history behind it. Great for the history buff and for families. Kids that have seen it in books, etc. will love it in person.Recommended for:
- Gateway ArchMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesMay 22, 2013
The ride up to the top is an event in itself (if you hate small spaces, keep out), but the view from the top is magnificent. In the hall, you can read a lot about the idea behind the gate (the gateway to the west), which adds to the experience.
- Gateway ArchMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Dec 22, 2012
This is a awesome sight. I love the build of the Arch. The park is great. The Museum i superbly designed. The view from top is spectacular. This is a absolute must when visiting St. Louis.
- Gateway ArchMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodiesOct 20, 2012
The Arch, marking the gateway to the west on the western bank of the Mississippi River, is an amazing monument. You can go to the top to look out the tiny windows to see the river below.
- Gateway ArchMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Oct 11, 2012
Was like going up the Eiffel Tower in France or the Tower of Americas in San Antonio. I would also see the cityscape from the top through the window. You would have a seat in the elevator as if you were on a plane, which was really neat!
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- Gateway ArchJul 19, 2012
The Gateway Arch is a truly impressive site to behold. It is also an interesting visual juxtaposition-- a large metallic arch in a landscape of red brick industrial architecture. Elevators zig-zag to the top and the view is really spectacular. Worth going up once-- sort of a been there done that kind of experience.
Open Hours:Winter (Labor Day-Memorial Day): 9:20am-5:10pm daily; Summer: (Memorial Day-Labor Day) 8:20am-9:10pm daily.
Phone:+1 877 982 1410