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.
WHAT: The Gateway Arch RiverboatsBecky Thatcher and Tom Sawyercruise into the summer season with a variety of excursions that suit any fancy.
Daily One-Hour Sightseeing Cruise Journey to a time when steamboats ruled the Mississippi River. Narrated by the boat captain or National Park Service ranger, this one-hour cruise explores the history of downtown St. Louis landmarks and architecture, and the role the river plays today. Call for availability. $18/adults; $8/kids 3-15; children under 3 are free. Save up to $3 with the Captain’s Combo, which includes a One-Hour Sightseeing Cruise ticket and a Journey to the Top tram ride at the Gateway Arch.
Skyline Dinner Cruise: Every Friday & Saturday night Enjoy a memorable night out with live jazz music and dine alongside the best view of St. Louis. This two-hour dinner cruise includes the illuminated view of downtown St. Louis, and a delicious buffet meal including a carving station, chicken breast, roasted potatoes, pasta Romano, fruit and vegetables, and dessert. $46/adults; $20/kids 3-12; children under age 3 are free.
Sunday Brunch Cruise: May 10 (Mother’s Day), June 21 (Father’s Day), July 19, August 16 Celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day with a midday getaway! Feast upon a delectable brunch buffet including French toast, cheese blitzes, eggs, prime rib, stuffed chicken breast, pasta and more scrumptious fare, while enjoying upbeat sounds of live Dixieland music. ($40/adults; $18/kids 3-12)
Blues Cruise: June 18, July 16, August 6, August 27 A St. Louis Riverfront tradition! Mellow out to blues tunes from Marquise Knox on June 18 and the Soulard Blues Band on July 16. Named the “Best Place to Slow Dance” by the Riverfront Times! ($20. Must be 21 or older to attend.)
HOW: Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling 1-877-982-1410 or visitingticketsforthearch.com. A complete 2015 sightseeing cruise schedule, along with a listing of all specialty cruises is available at www.gatewayarch.com.
RIVERSIDE EATS: Visitors can enjoy hot food, such as fried catfish, toasted ravioli and funnel cake fries, at the ArchView Caf’ located on the dock of the riverboats. The caf’ is open daily.