• the Gateway Arch celebrates 50 years in 2015, the Arch shortly after completion in November 1965


    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

Things To Do

Important Notice:
The north leg of the Gateway Arch is temporarily closed for
maintenance. The south leg entrance will remain open and
accessible during this time.

After parking in a downtown garage or parking lot walk to
Walnut St. this is the only entrance into the park due to
construction. This will lead you to the south leg.

Museum Closure Notice Questions and Answers
Museum of Westward Expansion Closure and the Old Courthouse as the Gateway Arch
Ticket and Visitor Center During Construction

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.

See a screening of the film "Monument to the Dream" which details the construction of the Arch. Or take in a film at the Odyssey Theatre, which shows movies on its wide-screen, four-story tall screen.

Rent a bicycle and explore the riverfront area.

Head out onto the Mississippi River on a Riverboat Cruise.

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.

Security Note:
Due to security measures visitors may encounter delays entering the Visitor Center. All visitors must pass through a security checkpoint. Please keep this in mind when planning your visit. Groups should arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of their reservation time.

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