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The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the temporary closure of Gateway Arch National Park, which includes the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse, beginning Wednesday, March 18 until further notice due to the evolving COVID-19 health situation. The health and safety of visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is the park’s number one priority. NPS is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor this rapidly changing situation. When appropriate, Gateway Arch National Park will notify the public when it resumes full operations via traditional media, as well as online at nps.gov/jeff and gatewayarch.com and on social media (@GatewayArchNPS). Those who have pre-purchased Tram Ride to the Top tickets will receive full refunds. For questions regarding ticketing, please email info@gatewayarch.com.

Riverboats at the Gateway Arch Operations Temporarily Suspended — Effective immediately and until further notice, per the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to limit social gatherings and events to 50 people or less, the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are temporarily suspending operations due to the evolving COVID-19 health situation. Those who have pre-purchased Riverboat tickets will receive full refunds. For questions regarding ticketing, please email info@gatewayarch.com.

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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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.

Showtimes:

Summer: every hour, 9am – 9pm
Winter: 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.

Dining

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.

Shopping

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

The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the temporary closure of Gateway Arch National Park, which includes the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse, beginning Wednesday, March 18 until further notice due to the evolving COVID-19 health situation. The health and safety of visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is the park’s number one priority. NPS is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor this rapidly changing situation. When appropriate, Gateway Arch National Park will notify the public when it resumes full operations via traditional media, as well as online at nps.gov/jeff and gatewayarch.com and on social media (@GatewayArchNPS).

Riverboats at the Gateway Arch Operations Temporarily Suspended — Effective immediately and until further notice, per the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to limit social gatherings and events to 50 people or less, the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are temporarily suspending operations due to the evolving COVID-19 health situation.

Those who have pre-purchased Tram Ride to the Top or Riverboat tickets will receive full refunds. For questions regarding ticketing, please email info@gatewayarch.com.