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.
The Museum of Westward Expansion will close Feb. 17 pending installation of all new museum exhibits in association with the CityArchRiver 2015 project.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Note: the address shown is for the Old Courthouse which will be acting as the Gateway Arch Visitors & Ticket Center starting in March 2015 and lasting throughout construction. Pedestrian entrance to the Arch Grounds is at Walnut Street @ Memorial Drive or via the Grand Staircase from the riverfront.