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Consistent with CDC recommendations, face coverings are required to be worn by everyone ages 2 and older in all federal buildings, regardless of vaccination status. All tram riders, age 2 and up, are required to wear a mask. COVID-19 safety protocols can be found here.

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. Please allow at least 30 minutes to go through security.

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Activities & Attractions

Monument to the Dream Movie

Learn about the inspiration behind architect Eero Saarinen’s timeless design and the determination of the men who brought the Gateway Arch to life in this award-winning documentary. Run time: 35 minutes.

Showing in the Tucker Theater, located under the
Gateway Arch. Timed tickets required.


Every hour, 10am – 5 pm

National Park Service Programs

As part of Gateway Arch National Park, the Gateway Arch is one of America’s most visited national monuments. Learn the fascinating stories behind this national landmark with free talks and tours by National Park Service rangers. See the calendar for free daily talks and special events.


Savor Gateway Arch views and made-to-order burgers, sandwiches, snacks, and more at the Paddlewheel Café on the riverboat dock. Box lunches are available March–November with advance notice. Call (877) 982-1410.

In the Gateway Arch visitor center, grab a quick bite at the Arch Café which features a wide variety of locally sourced, organic foods ranging from burgers to hot wings and more.


Browse a unique collection of educational items, apparel, toys, souvenirs, snacks, and more. You’re sure to find the perfect memento of your visit in one of our three shops.

Helicopter Tours

Experience the Gateway Arch from a whole new perspective as you soar high above the Mississippi River and St. Louis. Reservations are not required. Purchase tickets at the helicopter pad, located on the riverfront below the Arch.

April through November, Daily, 11:00am to sunset, weather permitting. 

Tours start at $43/person and accommodate parties of two or three.

ALERT - Limited Capacity

Capacity has been reduced for the tram experience. Tram riders may be assigned to tram cars that include riders outside of their party. Masks must be worn at all times. Guests are encouraged to plan in advance as we are selling out early and often.

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