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 »
Things To Do
Whether you're passing through for the day, or planning an extended stay in the St. Louis area, there is plenty to do and see at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Follow the links to the left for all the details you may need to plan your visit.
To help get you started, here's what a typical visit may include:
Don't miss a tram ride to the top of the Arch for a stunning panoramic view of the St. Louis area.
Get Fit at the Arch, download a map with all of the distances for running, walking or biking different routes on the Arch grounds.
Take a helicopter ride and get a birds' eye view of the Arch!
Make a stop at one of the museum shops for a wide selection of books, videos, posters, and educational materials.
Head to the Old Courthouse, which contains restored courtrooms, information on the Dred Scott case, and a museum and film charting the history of the city of St. Louis.
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...