As of Tuesday, June 19, all Gateway Arch visitors will enter the monument through the new west entrance, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse. The Gateway Arch legs will become exits only. Tram tickets will sell out early and often - advance tickets are strongly recommended. EACH guest planning to enter the Gateway Arch will be required to have EITHER a Tram Ride to the Top ticket or an Arch Entry-Only ticket to be allowed access to the facility.

Please Note: The Museum of Westward Expansion, located under the Gateway Arch is closed for significant renovations. The Grand Opening of the Museum at the Gateway Arch begins with a ribbon cutting event on Tuesday, July 3 at 10am - the facility will open at noon following the event that morning. The Museum galleries will be closed to the public until then.

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Specialty Cruises

All aboard for fun on one of our specialty cruises. Whether it’s a holiday celebration, a leisurely brunch, or a lively party cruise, the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch offer outings for guests of all ages. Reservations are required. See below for details and tickets.

Note: the riverboats are docked on the Mississippi riverfront at 50 S. Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. just east of the Gateway Arch. For a cash fee, convenient parking is available on the levee near the dock.

Sunday Brunch Cruise

Enjoy all your brunch favorites as you cruise along to the sounds of a Dixieland band. Our special brunch cruise is a great way to celebrate Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or any scheduled Sunday.


  • Cheese Blintzes
  • French Toast
  • Sausage
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Scrambled Cheese Eggs
  • Carved Prime Rib
  • Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • Two Seasonal Vegetables
  • Two Pastas
  • Fresh Rolls and Butter
  • Tossed Salad
  • Fruit Salad
  • Orange Juice
  • Milk and Chocolate Milk
  • Coffee and Iced Tea
  • Assorted Cakes
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Magic On The Mississippi Cruise

Enjoy a night of dancing on the mighty Mississippi on this late-night party cruise hosted by 100.3 FM the Beat, St. Louis’ premier hip hop and R&B station.

Dance to today’s hits with a live DJ, and meet personalities from 100.3 FM. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres created by our riverboat chef with the St. Louis skyline illuminating the night. Bring your friends and meet new ones on this unique night out on the water. Cash bar and concessions are available.

You must call 314-982-1410 for tickets. Tickets are not available online.

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Blues Cruise

Blues music is a St. Louis tradition. So is our Thursday night Blues Cruise. Dance to some of the area’s most popular blues bands on this lively cruise. Cash bar and concessions are available.

2018 Band Lineup:

May 31 | Billy Peek
June 21 | Jeremiah Johnson
July 12 | Soulard Blues Band
July 26 | Rich McDonough
August 9 | Skeet Rodgers & the Inner City Blues Band
August 23 | Marquise Knox
September 20 | Soulard Blues Band
October 11 | Jeremiah Johnson
October 25 | Billy Peek


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John Hartford Memorial Cruise

Join us on Sunday, June 24 and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Mississippi River as Sean Canan’s VooDoo Players joined by special guests the Short Round String Band play a tribute to bluegrass legend John Hartford.

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Fireworks Cruise

Experience St. Louis’ always-spectacular fireworks show from a whole new vantage point. Celebrate America’s independence on a replica 19th century riverboat. Enjoy a buffet dinner and festive Dixieland band as you cruise the Mississippi. Then, return to the dock to watch St. Louis’ spectacular fireworks show up close.

Dine on hand-carved roast beef, breast of chicken in a seasonal sauce, green beans almondine, vegetable medley, roasted baby potatoes, mixed greens salad, pasta romano, fruit salad, and a chef’s choice dessert. Cash bar is available.

*Substitutions may be made at the chef’s discretion.

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Kimmswick Cruise

Take a leisurely ride on the Mississippi on this narrated cruise to the quaint riverside town of Kimmswick, Missouri, known for its historic homes, shopping, antiques, and the famous Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery.

Cruise package includes on-board games and lively music, lunch at the Blue Owl, plus motorcoach transportation. Choose from two cruise itineraries:

Kimmswick Express

9:30am                      Board Tom Sawyer
10:00am                    Depart
12:15pm                    Arrive in Kimmswick
1:00pm                      Eat lunch at the Blue Owl, shop and explore
3:30pm                      Depart Kimmswick via motorcoach
4:00pm                      Arrive in St. Louis at the Riverboats dock

Kimmswick Leisure

9:00am                      Board a motorcoach in St. Louis
9:30am                      Depart St. Louis
10:00am                    Arrive in Kimmswick, shop and explore
11:00am                    Eat lunch at the Blue Owl
1:00pm                      Board the Tom Sawyer Riverboat
1:15pm                      Depart Kimmswick
4:30-5:00pm*           Arrive in St. Louis at the Riverboats dock

*Cruise length can vary depending on river conditions.

Note: While visiting Kimmswick, guests may encounter uneven terrain such as stairs and gravel walkways. For your safety and comfort, please wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes. We do not recommend this trip for those needing wheelchairs or walkers, or those with significant physical limitations.

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Lock–N-Dam Cruise

Cruise to the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and experience passage through the massive Mississippi lock system on this fascinating, narrated cruise. En route, dine on a delectable lunch buffet of stuffed chicken, rice pilaf, vegetables, tossed salad, and our chef’s special dessert, all accompanied by the music of a Dixieland band.

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Oktoberfest Cruise

Celebrate this festive tradition with a German band and a tempting buffet of authentic German favorites, including beef roulade, bratwurst and knockwurst, sweet and sour cabbage, knoodle kugle, hot German potato salad, tossed green salad, and of course, German chocolate cake. Cash bar available.

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Halloween Party Cruise

Scare up some fun on our Halloween Costume Party Cruise! Dance to a DJ, enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, and compete in our costume contest. The winner will receive two tickets to our New Year’s Eve Cruise.

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New Year’s Eve Party Cruise

Ring in the New Year in style with dinner, dancing, and breathtaking views of the magnificent St. Louis skyline. Featuring an elegant three-course dinner, open bar, DJ entertainment, and midnight champagne toast, your dinner and beverages will include:

  • Beef Medallions
  • Shrimp
  • Potatoes
  • Vegetable Medley
  • Salad
  • Chef’s Special Dessert
  • House-brand Cocktails, Beer, Wine, Soda, and Juice

* No complimentary tickets or group discounts available for this cruise.

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