Gateway to the West

The Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis' role in the Westward Expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson's role in opening the West, to the pioneers who helped shape its history, and to Dred Scott who sued for his freedom in the Old Courthouse.

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FAQs About the Park

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions you might have about the Gateway Arch

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Tram Ride to the Top

Learn about the unique transportation system that brings visitors to the top of the Gateway Arch. It's an experience you won't soon forget!

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Basic Information

Start here for essential park information.

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Plan Like a Park Ranger!

Plan Like a Park Ranger and don't miss these top ten tips for visiting Gateway Arch National Park

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150th Anniversary of the Eads Bridge

Learn more about this architectural wonder on the Mississippi with talks and programs

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Old Courthouse Renovation Updates

Learn about the $24.5 million renovation of the Old Courthouse, the largest public-private partnership NPS history.

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Accessibility at the Gateway Arch

Accessibility at Gateway Arch Visitor Center and getting to the top of the Arch.

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Plan Your Visit

Plan your trip to the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse

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Photos and Multimedia

See stunning photography and educational ranger videos, and find out how to follow our social media pages.

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NPS Wellness Challenge

Personal wellness is well within reach. Learn more about the National Park Service Wellness Challenge located at Gateway Arch National Park

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

11 North 4th Street
St. Louis, MO 63102


314 655-1600

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