Pedestrian Access to the Gateway Arch From Downtown
Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut, Market St. and Pine St. bridges are closed. This leaves Walnut St. as the only point of entry to the Arch grounds from the city. If you park in the Arch garage there is access from the north end of the park. See maps. More »
Directions and current road closures due to CityArchRiver 2015 construction.
Pedestrians making their way to the Arch from downtown can cross over the highway at Chestnut Street and take the sidewalk directly to the north leg. The south entrance to the Arch is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and all home Cardinal games. All other days the north leg of the Arch will be the only entrance into the Visitor Center.
From the North End of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis on the Mississippi River. Interstate Routes 44, 55, 64 and 70 converge near the park.
GPS coordinates for the Old Courthouse are N38°37.5201, W090°11.33214.
From Lambert International Airport (North)
From Illinois (East)
From South St. Louis
From West St. Louis
Paid parking is available in the Arch Parking Garage located on the north edge of the Arch grounds off of Washington Avenue. For those of you with a GPS unit N38°37.74882, W090°10.9527. Parking is $6 for the first 9 hours and 75 cents for each additional half hour. The garage has an Early Bird special of $4 for those entering the facility between the hours of 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Maximum vehicle height is seven (7) feet.
Bus, RV and oversize cab parking is available along Leonor K. Sullivan Drive from south of the Poplar Street Bridge to the flood wall. This is approximately 1/3 of a mile from the Gateway Arch. This parking area is outside of the park's jurisdiction like other city owned or commercial parking areas.
Please note that it is a considerable walk from all parking points to the Arch. The Old Courthouse is located adjacent to many public parking areas within one to two city blocks.
Did You Know?
On September 10, 1804 on Cedar Island, in South Dakota, William Clark discovered the fossilized remains of the ribs, backbone and teeth of a plesiosaur. Plesiosaurs were animals who lived at the same time as the dinosaurs, but swam rather than walking on land. Clark thought it was a giant fish bone! More...