ALERT: The Gateway Arch Ticketing & Visitor Center has relocated to the Old Courthouse at 11 N. 4th Street. The walking distance between the Old Courthouse and the Arch entrance at the SOUTH leg is approximately 0.3 miles (7 minutes of average walking time). EACH guest planning to enter the Gateway Arch will be required to have EITHER a Journey to the Top ticket or an Arch Entry-Only ticket to be allowed access to the facility.  Tram tickets will sell out early and often - advance tickets are strongly recommended.

Please Note: The Museum of Westward Expansion, located under the Gateway Arch is closed for significant renovations. Certain artifacts from the Museum are on display in exhibit galleries at the Old Courthouse.

Celebrate the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

WHAT: Jefferson National Expansion Memorial hosts special activities in honor of the 99th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service on Tuesday, August 25. The National Park Service was created on August 25, 1916.

“The 99th birthday of the National Park Service marks a historic time for our country, as we begin the year-long countdown to the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary,” said Rick Ziino, Interpretive Specialist, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. “To kick off this yearlong celebration, we invite those of all ages to set out to explore, learn, and be inspired by our 407 national parks.”

On August 25, all visitors to the Gateway Arch will enjoy $3 off their adult Journey to the Top tram ride ticket, and free Arch Entry-only tickets. A Journey to the Top tram ride ticket includes entrance into the Arch facility, a showing of the award-winning documentary Monument to the Dream and a Journey to the Top tram ride. An Arch Entry-Only ticket includes entrance into the Arch facility and a showing of Monument to the Dream. Regardless of the type, tickets are required to enter the Arch and can be purchased at the Old Courthouse (11 North Fourth Street, St. Louis, MO 63102), by calling 877-982-1410 or online at

All day in the Gateway Arch lobby, visitors will enjoy free interactive ranger programs, as well as try on NPS uniforms and pose for photos. Kids ages 5 through 12 are invited to participate in the Junior Ranger program. Upon completion of the program’s activity booklet, they’ll earn a Junior Ranger badge.

Visit or call 1-877-982-1410 for more information.

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