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Riverboat on the Mississippi
March 3 - March 5
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Riverboats at the Gateway Arch 2023 Season Launch

The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch begin cruising again for the 2023 season on Friday, March 3. We will begin the year with three daily Riverfront Cruises all weekend, at noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. The cruise is 60 minutes and boarding begins 15 minutes before the cruise time.

Relive the days when steamboats ruled the river on this one-hour cruise along St. Louis’ diverse riverfront. Narrated by the captain or a National Park Service ranger, this cruise highlights the Mississippi River’s important role in St. Louis history and the significance of the working river today.

Adult Ticket (16 – 59): $24
Child Ticket (3-15): $14
Senior Ticket (60+): $22
Infant Ticket (0-2): FREE – Infants boarding cruise must have a ticket.

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Adult (16 and up): $24.00
Child (3-15): $14.00
Website popup promotes the new Virtual Reality Theater at the Gateway Arch. It shows two children sitting with VR headsets on enjoying the program. There are also two images showing what the visitor will see during the VR experience of the 1850s St. Louis riverfront era.