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Welcome Back! Limited capacity tram tickets are now available. Books yours today! (Tram & movie reservations for a specific date become available five days prior.) The Gateway Arch Visitor Center, which includes the Museum at the Gateway Arch, Documentary Movie, The Arch Store and the Arch Café, is currently open.

For Riverboats at the Gateway Arch, the one-hour St. Louis Riverfront Cruise, as well as the Skyline Dinner Cruise and Arch View Lunch Cruise are available for purchase.

Gateway Arch visitors must enter the monument through the new west entrance, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse. The Gateway Arch legs have become exits only. Tram tickets will sell out early and often - advance tickets are strongly recommended. Please allow at least 30 minutes to go through security.

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Experience a destination where the stories
are as incredible as the views.

Bringing together art, nature, history, and adventure, the Gateway Arch is an inspiration
as well as a destination. Spend a few hours or a whole day. The Gateway Arch will change
your perspective, inside and out.

Experience a destination where the stories
are as incredible as the views.

Bringing together art, nature, history, and adventure, the Gateway Arch is an inspiration
as well as a destination. Spend a few hours or a whole day. The Gateway Arch will change
your perspective, inside and out.

Tram Ride to the Top:
Getting there is part of the adventure.

Gaze at over 43,000 tons of concrete and steel making an iconic, elegant arc 63 stories high into the Midwest sky. Shaped by the inspired design of Finnish-America architect Eero Saarinen, the Gateway Arch celebrates the westward expansion of the United States and the pioneers who made it possible. Since its completion in 1965, the monument has taken millions of visitors on the trip to the top to enjoy stunning views stretching up to 30 miles to the east and west.

Begin your tour with our new, interactive pre-boarding exhibits featuring 60s era animation and Gateway Arch trivia. Then, be transported 630 feet to the top of America’s tallest man-made monument.

Each tram tour has an anticipated duration of 45-60 minutes. For the best experience, purchase your Tram Ride to the Top tickets before you visit. Start planning your Gateway Arch adventure now.

Get a sneak peek of the Tram Ride to the Top!

Please Note: The Tram Ride to the Top of the Gateway Arch is not fully accessible for guests with mobility impairments, as no wheelchairs, scooters or strollers are permitted on the Observation Deck. To reach the top and return, you must be able to manage at least 96 steps, divided into six flights, and you may need to stand for 30­–60 minutes. No seating or restrooms are located at the top of the Arch.

See our unaccompanied minor policy.
Gateway Arch
Tram Ride to the Top Stations


See history differently.

Trace the story of the Native Americans, explorers, pioneers, and rebels who made America possible. Featuring 201 years of history within six themed exhibit areas, this innovative and interactive museum celebrates America’s pioneering spirit and explains the westward expansion of the United States with an emphasis on St. Louis’ role in that era. The galleries span from 1764 to 1965 with topics covering Colonial St. Louis, Jefferson’s Vision, Manifest Destiny, The Riverfront Era, New Frontiers, and Building the Gateway Arch.

Learn more about the Museum Galleries.

Museum at the Gateway Arch
Visitors in the Museum at the Gateway Arch

Riverboats at the Gateway Arch:
Cruise through time on the Mighty Mississippi.

Travel through time on a replica 19th century paddle-wheel riverboat. Day or night, the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch offer stunning skyline views that have been voted Best in St. Louis. With a variety of sightseeing, dinner, and specialty outings to choose from, a riverboat cruise makes a unique and relaxing way to experience the Gateway Arch and downtown St. Louis.

Brought to the St. Louis riverfront in 1964, the Becky Thatcher and the Tom Sawyer were originally used to take curious sightseers out on the river to view the construction of the Gateway Arch. While the city may have changed since then, the views of the Gateway Arch are as impressive as ever.

Riverboat Deck with Gateway Arch in Background
Riverboats Loading Dock

50 South Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63102

Old Courthouse

Old Courthouse:
Landmark in Every Sense of the Word

Note: The Old Courthouse is temporarily unavailable

Walk the halls where ordinary Americans made civil rights history. Built in 1839, the Old Courthouse is a prime example of mid-19th century federal architecture. But it is two landmark cases that secure its place in history.

Beginning in 1847, the enslaved Dred Scott twice sued for his and his wife Harriet’s freedom. But, the U.S. Supreme Court decided against them, ruling that African-Americans were not citizens and had no right to sue. In 1873, St. Louis suffragette Virginia Minor and her husband filed a civil suit arguing for women’s right to vote. Although their suit was denied, they brought great attention to the fight for voting rights for all U.S. citizens.


American Flag Hanging Inside Old Courthouse
Statue of Harriet and Dred Scott

11 North 4th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102

Activities & Attractions

Activities & Attractions

To get the complete Gateway Arch experience, plan time to enjoy one or all of these additional activities.


The stories behind the Gateway Arch are just as incredible as the views. Learn more about the history and meaning of this one-of-a-kind national memorial.

Photo of guests at the top of the Arch

Unaccompanied Minor Tram Policy: Any unaccompanied tram rider who presents a child’s ticket must have an adult, at least 18 years of age, with them to provide permission to ride alone. Children under the age of 10 may not ride unaccompanied.