ALERT: Due to the shutdown of the federal government, the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse, which are part of the National Park Service, are closed. They will resume operations during regularly scheduled hours as soon as the government re-opens. Ticketing and tram operations at the Gateway Arch and ticketing operations at the Old Courthouse are also closed. If you have purchased a scheduled tram ride to the top or Arch entry-only ticket during this time, your ticket price will be refunded as soon as possible. Other Gateway Arch Experience activities such as the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch and Gateway Helicopter Tours, which are NOT part of the National Park Service, are currently closed for the season. Please continue to check this site or call 877-982-1410 for additional information and updates on visiting these attractions. Please pay attention to the mainstream media or visit for the announcement regarding the resumption of federal government operations. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Kimmswick Cruise

Take a ride along the Mississippi River on this narrated cruise to the quaint riverside town of Kimmswick, Missouri, where you will have time to sightsee, shop and dine.

Choose from one of two cruises to Kimmswick that also include motorcoach transportation. Be entertained during your cruise with on-board bingo*, scenic river views, and narration from the captain. In Kimmswick, stroll through the town and see historic homes, shop at local boutiques and antique stores and eat lunch at the famous Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery.
*Based on availability.

Kimmswick Express Cruise Itinerary

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 Gateway Arch Riverboats dock

Kimmswick Leisure Cruise Itinerary

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 Gateway Arch Riverboats dock

*Cruise length can vary depending on river conditions.

Important Note: While visiting Kimmswick, guests must anticipate uneven walking terrain such as stairs and graveled pathways. With that in mind, we cannot recommend this trip for those needing the assistance of a wheelchair or walker, or for those with significant physical/heart conditions or limitations. Please wear comfortable walking shoes for both safety and practicality. If you have any questions regarding this issue please contact our Call Center at 877-982-1410.

2017 Schedule

This cruise is available on the following Thursday: October 5. (Previously scheduled cruise date of October 12 no longer available.)

2017 Pricing

Adult/Child: $80
No complimentary tickets or group discounts are available for this cruise. Lunch is included in the ticket price.


Cruise dates and prices are subject to change. Reservations are required. Purchase tickets online or by calling 877-982-1410.


The Gateway Arch Riverboats are located below the south leg of the Gateway Arch at 50 S. Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63102. Parking is available on the levee in front of the boats. When approaching from the south, use Chouteau Avenue to access this parking area.

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