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The Gateway Arch, Saint Louis

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Take in spectacular views of the city from 192 m (630 ft ) in the air atop The Gateway Arch. This "Gateway to the West" is the city's most iconic landmark--and the largest manmade monument in the Western Hemisphere. Examine the structure's stainless-steel architecture and impressive engineering from the banks of the Mississippi River before riding a tram to the top. Don't miss the Museum of Westward Expansion directly under the arch at the visitor center. See The Gateway Arch and all Saint Louis has to offer by arranging your trip with our Saint Louis trip builder.
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  • Awesome experience please take the trolley to the top because it's worth it. It did take a while to actually get to the top of the arch only because there were so many people there so there was a long...  more »
  • We took our young granddaughters to the arch - the view was amazing.... if you're claustrophobic I would not recommend - the cars to get to the top are very small and the observation area is also a ve...  more »
  • You get in a big barrel and ride to the top....you lay down and look out a port hole and watch the city sway below you! Not for the faint of heart.  more »
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  • The park underneath it is under construction so that was a bummer but it was beautiful at night with the lights bouncing into the sky and reflecting off the clouds, it cast an arch shadow in the sky which was beautiful. The arch looks futuristic, the metal is super smooth and you can't tell how it was put together, you just tilt your head back and wonder. Humans are capable of amazing things! This is one of my favorite large statues I've ever seen. So simple but so beautiful- well done St.Louis!
  • June 2016: The arch was under serious construction and to get in and underneath it required tickets and a long wait for your time to come up. Not much shade and all outdoors waiting. It was worse than going though the airport with the security, except outdoors in the elements.. Walking to the Old Court House was a bit of a hike for young kids. It was open to see though. You will see much more at the Court House than the Arch until the construction is complete. It will be nice when the Arch fully opens again, although I didn't think it needed upgrade from the times I have been there before. Paid Parking was on the Mississippi River bank cobblestones near the paddle wheeler boats. (Literally within 3 feet of the water).
  • Had an awesome time going up the St Louis Arch back in 1988. We rode the tram to the top and then looked around for the longest time. My kids were to little to see through the window so we picked them up so they could see the view. It was scary and breath taking at the same time. A very unique experience.
  • Was afraid. Conquered it. Would probably do it again. Very cool. We ran into some nice people going up which made it a little less stressful. It's beautiful up there, check it out!
  • I'll be nicer when the whole museum rework / construction thing gets finished. It's the St Louis version of Sears Tower or Empire State Building or Space Needle I guess. Pretty cool, but it's just a couple hours at most right now. The old courthouse is a big part of that park, and the waterfront will be as well.