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Tram Ride to the Top is now available with limited capacity. Currently booking now through July 31, 2021. Infants, ages 0-2, taking the Tram Ride to the Top must have a free ticket. The Gateway Arch Visitor Center, which includes the Museum at the Gateway Arch, Documentary Movie, The Arch Store and Arch Café, is open daily.

The Tram Ride to the Top is SOLD OUT for TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2021 through WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2021.

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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Dockside Activities

Kick back and relax on the banks of the Mississippi! Grab a drink from our dockside bar or a made-to-order burger from the Paddlewheel café. With everything from happy hours to live music, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.

COVID-19 Update: Riverboat dock visitors, ages 9 & up, are required to wear face coverings with no exceptions. Guests unable to wear face coverings are encouraged to visit at a later date. View COVID-19 FAQ for more protocols.

Paddlewheel Café

Take in the sights of downtown St. Louis and the Mississippi while enjoying delicious made-to-order eats –  toasted ravioli, BBQ chicken salad, and any number of our chef’s specialties – at St. Louis’ only waterfront dining destination!

Paddlewheel Café hours:

Thursday – Sunday
11 am – 4 pm


Red, White & Brews: A Fourth of July River Bash

The party’s on for the Fourth of July! Enjoy live music, a New-Orleans-style crawfish boil, drink specials and riverboat cruises, and watch fireworks sparkle over the Mississippi River at the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch’s Red, White & Brews: A Fourth of July River Bash on Sunday, July 4! This celebration will take place on the riverboat dock from 11 am to 10 pm

In addition to indulging in the crawfish boil, guests can order from the Paddlewheel Café, which will feature a limited menu including fresh catfish nuggets, shrimp po’boys and grilled steak salad. Drink specials will be offered throughout the day at the dockside bar.

DATE AND TIME: Sunday, July 4 from 11 am to 10 pm

WHERE: Riverboats at the Gateway Arch (50 S. Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63102)


  • All day: New Orleans-style crawfish boil, drink specials, food from Paddlewheel Cafe
  • 10:30 am, Noon, 1:30 pm, 3 pm, 4:30 pm, 6 pm: St. Louis Riverfront Cruise
  • 4-5:30 pm: Live dockside music from iLLPHONiCS
  • 7-9 pm: Live dockside music from The Amanda Fish Band
  • 9:40 pm: Start of fireworks show

COST: Free dockside seating is available on a first come, first serve basis (no reservations).

Dockside Bar

Grab a drink at the Dockside Bar at the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch! Enjoy the best views of St. Louis while having a drink on the water. Grab a bite from the Paddlewheel Café and enjoy daily specials.

Dockside Bar hours:

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Docktails Happy Hour

Cheers to the end of the workday! Kick back and relax for happy hour on the dock of the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch. Enjoy drink specials, appetizers and live music.

Admission: FREE

Music Schedule for June 2021:

6/3 – Jobz 300

6/10 – Jeff Chapman

6/17 – Jeff Chapman

6/24 – Duhart

Event Time
4 pm – 7 pm

No tickets required. Walk-ups welcome. Ages 21+.

Riverboat Dock Bar

Rock the Dock


Live music comes to the Riverboat dock! Experience St. Louis’ only floating concert series, Rock the Dock presented by 4 Hands Brewing Company and 1220 Spirits.

A celebration of St. Louis, Rock the Dock is a unique way to safely enjoy live musical performances by some of St. Louis’ most popular bands while taking in incredible views of downtown St. Louis, the Gateway Arch and the Mississippi River from the riverboat dock. You will be seated at reserved, socially distanced tables, where you can enjoy a curated barbeque menu and a selection of drinks from 4 Hands Brewing Company.

Admission: $10/Person

Concert Schedule:
September 19
September 26
October 3
October 10
October 17
October 24

Event Time
12 pm to 4 pm

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Music on the Dock


Come eat and drink while enjoying live music on the dock from local artists! Try out the Paddlewheel Cafe and our new Dock Side bar.

Entertainment Lineup: TBD

Admission: FREE

Saturdays &  Sundays
Beginning May 1

Event Time
1 pm – 4 pm

No tickets required. Walk-ups welcome. 



The Tram Ride to the Top is currently open with limited capacity due to COVID-19 safety measures. Guests are encouraged to plan in advance as we are selling out early and often.

The Gateway Arch & Riverboats are now hiring. New riverboat employees are eligible for a $300 hiring incentive! Go to for more information and view full list of positions.

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