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The Gateway Arch, Saint Louis

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Observation Deck Landmark
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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  • Business conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Arch and was fortunate to get in a day early. This review is for the #oldoutofshape and #overweight. They are in the midst of rebuilding the Jeffe...  more »
  • Great experience despite the construction. Be prepared to wait in line for a tram. Customer service was outstanding. Will come back once renovations are completed.  more »
  • We went to the arch on a rainy day. The park surrounding the arch was very pretty and in spite of the rain had people enjoying it. We went into the Arch and we were very interested in the architectura...  more »
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  • I will start my review by mentioning one thing that the website fails to elaborate on. When purchasing your tickets online, which I highly recommend to your spot is not sold out when you arrive, make sure you read each experience's description carefully. The Arch entry-only ticket DOES NOT get you access to go to the top of the arch. You must purchase The Journey to the Top tickets to ride the tram up to the top. On that note, I did not read the description thoroughly and bought the Arch entry-only tickets the night before. Since we visited on Memorial Day, the arch was crowded and tickets were sold out for the Journey to the Top. Being the ambitious person I am, I spoke with Karen at guest services and was able to get two tickets up to the top. We received the tourist and newly wed treatment! Fair warning to larger folk, the tram entrance and pods are small (as you can see in my reaction). About 4 feet tall and 2.5 feet wide. I am 6'7" 300 pounds and we fit 4 in the pod snug like with little room to spare. Make sure you request that only 3-4 people be in your pod for the leg room is sparing. The staff were helpful and had great knowledge of the arch and the history of the surrounding area. Karen saved our visit, and we greatly appreciate for it was a wonderful experience to end our mini honeymoon weekend to St Louis!
  • Lots of activities to do with family besides seeing the Arch. There is a museum at the ground floor. On the back side, it is the riverfront where you can go on riverboat guided cruise which normally runs for an hour. There are also helicopter tours that starts at the riverfront. There is horseback riding for people who like that. There are even ponies and a horse cart in the shape of Cinderella's Royal carriage. The arch has 2 elevators that goes all the way up to the top where you have little viewing windows which shows miles and miles of St Louis scenery including the Home of the Cardinals - Busch stadium. I visited with my husband and parents and we all enjoyed the trip and can't wait to go back again.
  • The place was under construction/ remodel or it would have been 5 stars. The staff was very nice as entertaining. Enjoyed the view from the top experience and it pays to go online and book your time slot early! Pay attention to what each level includes when getting tickets.
  • We took our two young kids up the arch. While there was a long wait to go up, even though we bought tickets in advance, it's a trip we'll remember for a long time, in a good way. The staff made our wait worthwhile, and the view once we made it up was magnificent. Due to construction at the time of our visit, I believe the wait was longer than usual, and we didn't get to see the museum portion. I hope we can do this again when our kids are older and the museum is available. I would definitely recommend buying tickets in advance, as they were sold out for the day by the time that we arrived around 2pm. Check the weather in advance, as you will have a better view on a clear day.
  • The iconic symbol of St. Louis! It is a beautiful piece of art! I haven't gone to the top since it was reopened in April, but as soon as the museum is done we (my family and I) will be back! The view from the top is awesome, just make sure any fog has cleared before you make your trip up.