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  • 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

Map for Getting Around Arch Grounds During Construction
Bus and Motorcoach Drop-Off for Gateway Arch Riverboats
Bus and Motorcoach Drop-Off for Gateway Arch
Map to Gateway Arch Parking Garage

Although a variety of parking options are available around the park, the Arch Parking Garage is the closest and most accessible to the Gateway Arch.

A bus drop-off area is available to better serve our visitors. It is located alongside the Old Cathedral parking lot, with access from Memorial Drive. Parking for buses and recreational vehicles is available in the privately-owned parking lots on the south end of the Arch grounds at 2nd and Poplar Streets. Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard, on the east side of the Arch, can also be used as a bus drop-off area.

Paid parking is available in the Arch Parking Garage located on the north edge of the Arch grounds at 22 Washington Avenue, between Memorial and Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. 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.

For more information on parking in Downtown St. Louis click here.

Did You Know?

Dinosaur cartoon

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...