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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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Parking Options

Gateway Arch
Preferred Parking Program
at Stadium East Parking Garage

Preferred parking at a discounted rate ($9 for first five hours) is available at the Stadium East Garage. For stays lasting longer than five hours, the current posted rate will apply. Refunds will not be granted for stays lasting less than five hours.

  • Location: 200 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102
  • Pre-purchase parking with no validation required: If parking is not pre-purchased, validation is required by scanning/stamping your parking ticket at one of two validators located inside the Visitor Center at Gateway Arch National Park. Validators are located in the West Entrance lobby just outside the restrooms and on Level 1 next to the Explore St. Louis Information Desk.
  • Important note: Pre-purchasing parking is HIGHLY recommended on St. Louis Cardinal game days. If parking is not pre-purchased, event day parking rates will apply and parking tickets cannot be validated.

Additional parking locations in downtown St. Louis, visit

Accessible Parking: While there is no on-site parking available, visitors can find a list of preferred parking locations at Each garage and surface lot has handicap accessible spaces available on a first come, first served basis. Two passenger drop-off/pick-up spaces are available on 4th Street across from the Old Courthouse, between Market & Chestnut.  Metered accessible spaces near the Arch entrance are also available on a first come, first served basis along Memorial Drive between Walnut & Market Streets and between Chestnut and Pine Streets.

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Riverboats at the Gateway Arch Parking

The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are located on the Mississippi River accessible from the cobblestone levee at 50 S. Leonor K Sullivan Blvd. (St. Louis, MO 63102). Riverfront parking is available for a cash fee and is not operated by the Gateway Arch or Riverboats at the Gateway Arch. To access the riverfront parking, take Chouteau Ave. east to Leonor K Sullivan Blvd. north. For maps and directions, go to DO NOT USE GPS NAVIGATION due to recent street closures along and near the riverfront. Note: Parking availability is subject to weather and river conditions. For current parking updates, please visit prior to your visit.

DO NOT USE GPS NAVIGATION | GPS use is NOT recommended due to recent street changes near the Gateway Arch Riverfront.

Please Note: Due the slope of the levee, the paved pathways on the cobblestones leading to the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are not ADA compliant.

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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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