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Gateway Arch

707 North First Street, St Louis, MO 63102-2526
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    Michelle Davis
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    5 Jul 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.

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    Ishmeet Grewal
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    5 Jul 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.

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    Amanda Marie
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    4 Jun 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.

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    Rachel H
    4 Apr 15, 2014

    You can't visit St Louis without seeing the iconic Gateway to the West. The Arch is a spectacular and unique architectural landmark. Take a ride to the top of the Arch to enjoy an spectacular view of the city and the Mississippi River.

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    Kendall Ramirez
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    4 Mar 13, 2014

    Fun to experience in person. The view from the top was pretty amazing but probably not the best option for someone that is afraid of heights or tight spaces.

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    Mike Rose
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    4 Nov 27, 2013

    Very cool monument and American icon. You can take a ride to the very top in a tiny little pod. Take a look at the city while you're up there

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    Janson Wigo
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    5 Nov 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.

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    Zora O'Neill
    5 Oct 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.

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  • Gateway Arch
    Mike Michalak
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    3 Oct 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 cool

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  • Gateway Arch
    Jaquetta Foreman
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    4 Sep 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.

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  • Gateway Arch
    Mark Massoglia
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    5 Jun 18, 2013

    Talk a ride to the top. It's with it. Incredible view it the Mississippi and downtown St. Louis.

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  • Gateway Arch
    Dennis Janssen
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    5 May 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.

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    Balram Mahabir
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    5 Dec 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.

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    Joseph Coureur
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    5 Oct 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.

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    Whitney Woodruff
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    5 Oct 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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    Christi Haines
    5 Sep 03, 2012

    Riding up to the top in the small capsule elevator is a fun experience and you get a great view of the city from the top.

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    Rachel Parrott
    5 Aug 02, 2012

    Clearly, the biggest reason to stop in St. Louis. The arch was much bigger in person than I actually thought it would be. The elevator thingy trip inside was cool, but not for the claustrophobic or faint of heart. And, yes, it moves.

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    K Dewsbury
    5 Jul 20, 2012

    Quite an experience traveling up in a little car that takes you to the top, Once on top you look out over all of St. Louis! Breathtaking!

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    Chad Conner
    5 Jul 19, 2012

    Awesome place!!! Great prices and a unforgettable ride to the top! Don't go in if your afraid of tight spaces though! I loved the museum and just walking around the park gazing up at the national monument.

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    Meg Brooker
    4 Jul 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.

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4.5 out of 5
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Perhaps the most famous landmark in St. Louis, the St. Louis, MO ARCH, also called the Gateway Arch, is the tallest monument in the United States. Spanning over 600 feet, this graceful structure provides panoramic views of the Mississippi River and St. Louis. No trip is complete without a trip to the top, where visitors can see 30 miles in any direction on a clear day. The Gateway Arch includes a ... read more
museum, a restaurant and a movie theater where visitors can watch the building of the arch, completed 40 years ago.