Gateway Arch and Museum of Westward Expansion
A Confluence Attraction
(314) 982-1410 or 1- 877-982-1410 (toll free)
Participating Confluence Organization
National Park Service
Summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and the trams running from 8:15 a.m. to 9:10 p.m.
Winter (Labor Day to Memorial Day)
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Free. Separate charge for tram and films.
On the Mississippi River at Memorial Drive and Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis.
(By car) Take I-55/64/70 to Memorial Drive exit. Garage parking is available on Washington Avenue, east of Memorial Drive.
(By bike) At southern terminus of St. Louis Riverfront Trail, which travels north 12 miles to the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. See Trail description on this website.
History and Features
The Gateway Arch is the nation's tallest manmade monument. Trams transport visitors to the top for a bird’s eye view of the Mississippi River and the downtown area. In the Museum of Westward Expansion under the Arch, discover what it was like for Lewis and Clark to explore lands once ruled by buffalo and Native American tribes. A documentary movie recounting how the Arch was built and giant screen movies are also available.
Riverboat cruises and bicycle rentals are also available on the Riverfront. For more information, visit http://www.gatewayarch.com
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