Fees & Passes

To view ticket prices and buy tickets online for the Tram Ride to the Top, Riverboat Cruises, and the acclaimed documentary Monument to the Dream, click here. Spring and summer are busy times at the Arch. Sometimes we sell out of tram tickets to the top. Reserve your spot in advance online or by calling toll-free 877-982-1410.

When park visitors 16 and up buy tram or movie tickets, $3.00 of their ticket price goes to the National Park Service. Therefore, if visitors have an America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, they do not have to pay that $3.00 and they effectively get a $3.00 "discount" on the tram ride to the top and the documentary movie. On Fee Free Days periodically throughout the year, the NPS does not collect that $3.00 cut of the ticket price, so every visitor gets the $3.00 "discount" on the Tram Ride to the Top and the documentary movie. The Museum Under the Gateway Arch is always free for all visitors and does not require a ticket or an entry fee.

Due to security measures at the Gateway Arch, all visitors to the Arch must pass through an airport style security checkpoint. No weapons - including firearms, fixed-blade knives, pepper spray, mace or electronic weapons - are allowed.

During summer and school holidays, lines may become long throughout the day, so we recommend you arrive early.

Groups of 20 or more may call in advance for reservations. For pricing and group reservations, call toll free at (voice) 1-877-982-1410

Free ranger-led tours are given on a regular schedule both outside on the Arch grounds and inside the museum. Arrangements for special ranger-led tours can be made in advance by calling 1-877-982-1410.

America the Beautiful Pass 2021
America the Beautiful Pass 2021

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For more information on America the Beautiful Park Passes (such as Annual Passes, Senior Passes, Veterans Passes, Military Passes, 4th Grade Passes, Access Passes, and Volunteer Passes) click here.

Last updated: December 26, 2022

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