Tram tickets will sell out early and often - advance tickets are strongly recommended.The Gateway Arch Ticketing & Visitor Center has relocated to the Old Courthouse at 11 N. 4th Street. The walking distance between the Old Courthouse and the Arch entrance at the SOUTH leg is approximately 0.25 miles (5 minutes of average walking time). 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. Certain artifacts from the Museum are on display in exhibit galleries at the Old Courthouse.

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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.

Showtimes: Movie runs approximately every 45 minutes
Summer: First showing at 8:30am, last showing at 9:15pm
Winter: First showing at 9:30am, last showing at 5:00pm
Admission: Included with Tram Ride or Entry-Only tickets through June 30, 2018. Paid admission required beginning July 1, 2018, movie times are subject to change on this date, as well. Advanced purchase available online.

National Park Service Programs

As part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, 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 Arch View Café on the riverboat dock. Box lunches are available March–November with advance notice. Call (877) 982-1410.


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 $37/person and accommodate parties of two or three.