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The Gateway Arch, Saint Louis

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Must see · Observation Deck · Monument
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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. Put The Gateway Arch and other Saint Louis attractions into our Saint Louis holiday maker website, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The bubble capsule tram ride to the top of the arch sells out fast so book tickets well in advance. You’ll have to go through airport-like security to get in but once inside, the exhibits and your... 
    The bubble capsule tram ride to the top of the arch sells out fast so book tickets well in advance. You’ll have to go through airport-like security to get in but once inside, the exhibits and your...  more »
  • Smallest of our National Parks but definitely one of the best!!! Booked our tickets in advance but you can buy your tickets there too but you might have a wait to get the tram where as if you book in....  more
    Smallest of our National Parks but definitely one of the best!!! Booked our tickets in advance but you can buy your tickets there too but you might have a wait to get the tram where as if you book in....  more »
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  • A great place to spend a couple hours!! We had an absolutely blast here at The Gateway Arch! In town for something else, but we decided to visit the Arch before we left town. It was incredible! The entire operation is clearly run very well. Everyone was extremely pleasant to deal with. We expected the view from the Arch to be great and it beat our expectations. It was incredible. We actually really enjoyed the trip to the top of the Arch. The car system was really interesting. We didn't plan to leave enough time to spend walking around the museum and I do actually regret that. I think I would have enjoyed walking around it for a couple of hours. It clearly had a lot of time invested in it to make sure it was interesting and appealing.
  • Decent experience. Didn't go inside the thing, but explored the area. Very nice park around the arch. Grounds were well maintained. I felt pretty safe there. Was hoping for a few more options for things to do in the immediate area, like maybe a couple restaurants or something. Worth seeing once in a lifetime. Pretty easy to get in and out of there from the freeway with the help of GPS.

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