Gateway Arch

Looking up at the curve of the Gateway Arch against a blue sky

Welcome to the Gateway Arch!

As the nation's tallest monument, the Gateway Arch has welcomed visitors for fifty years with its iconic, awe-inspiring shape. The vision of renowned architect Eero Saarinen, the Gateway Arch commemorates Thomas Jefferson's vision and St. Louis' role in the westward expansion of the United States.

What will you do first?

Visitors enter the Arch through the west entrance, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse. The Gateway Arch legs are exit only.

Close up of the south leg of the Arch
Gateway Arch Architecture

Learn about Eero Saarinen and the building of the Gateway Arch.

Photo of top part of the Arch and clouds
FAQs About the Park

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

The Gateway Arch, with a walking path and a pond in the foreground
Photos and Multimedia

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

An artist's rendering of the café at the Gateway Arch
Arch Café

The Arch Café & Restaurant offers farm-to-table food as well as vegetarian and gluten-free items.

A dark museum room with text printed on the right wall. Farther back is a replica of a house.
Museum at the Gateway Arch

The free museum underneath the Gateway Arch shares St. Louis's important role in United States history

Fall trees line paths on either side of a walking path. The Gateway Arch is behind.
Significance of the Landscape

Both the Gateway Arch itself and its designed landscape are recognized as a National Historic Landmark. Learn more about the grounds here!

A city view on a hazy day. "View from the western windows of the gateway arch" is printed in white.
Live Feed from the Top of the Arch

It's almost as if you're here. Check out the views from the east and west windows.

Two people take a selfie from the observation deck at the top of the Gateway Arch.
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!


Last updated: April 25, 2022

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