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.


Gateway Arch Riverboats: Summer Cruises

May 04, 2015

WHAT: The Gateway Arch Riverboats—Becky Thatcher and Tom Sawyer—cruise into the summer season with a variety of excursions that suit any fancy.

  • Daily One-Hour Sightseeing Cruise
    Journey to a time when steamboats ruled the Mississippi River. Narrated by the boat captain or National Park Service ranger, this one-hour cruise explores the history of downtown St. Louis landmarks and architecture, and the role the river plays today. Call for availability. $18/adults; $8/kids 3-15; children under 3 are free. Save up to $3 with the Captain’s Combo, which includes a One-Hour Sightseeing Cruise ticket and a Journey to the Top tram ride at the Gateway Arch.
  • Skyline Dinner Cruise: Every Friday & Saturday night 
    Enjoy a memorable night out with live jazz music and dine alongside the best view of St. Louis. This two-hour dinner cruise includes the illuminated view of downtown St. Louis, and a delicious buffet meal including a carving station, chicken breast, roasted potatoes, pasta Romano, fruit and vegetables, and dessert. $46/adults; $20/kids 3-12; children under age 3 are free.
  • Sunday Brunch Cruise: May 10 (Mother’s Day), June 21 (Father’s Day), July 19, August 16 
    Celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day with a midday getaway! Feast upon a delectable brunch buffet including French toast, cheese blitzes, eggs, prime rib, stuffed chicken breast, pasta and more scrumptious fare, while enjoying upbeat sounds of live Dixieland music. ($40/adults; $18/kids 3-12)
  • Blues Cruise: June 18, July 16, August 6, August 27 
    A St. Louis Riverfront tradition! Mellow out to blues tunes from Marquise Knox on June 18 and the Soulard Blues Band on July 16. Named the “Best Place to Slow Dance” by the Riverfront Times($20. Must be 21 or older to attend.)

HOW: Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling 1-877-982-1410 or  A complete 2015 sightseeing cruise schedule, along with a listing of all specialty cruises is available at

RIVERSIDE EATS: Visitors can enjoy hot food, such as fried catfish, toasted ravioli and funnel cake fries, at the ArchView Café located on the dock of the riverboats. The café is open daily.

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