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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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Parking Options

Gateway Arch Parking

Visitor parking sign in downtown St. Louis

Parking in Downtown St. Louis: For a list of preferred 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.

Driving Directions

Bus Parking

Free bus parking is available on South Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. (south of Poplar Street) on a first-come, first-served basis.

Driving Directions

Riverboats at the Gateway Arch Parking

Convenient parking is available for a cash fee on the levee* near the riverboat dock. Access the lot from South Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. between Poplar Street and the Gateway Arch Grand Staircase. (Parking availability is subject to weather and river conditions.) 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.

* Levee parking is not operated by the Gateway Arch or Riverboats at the Gateway Arch.

Driving Directions

Unaccompanied Minor Tram Policy: Any unaccompanied tram rider who presents a child’s ticket must have an adult, at least 18 years of age, with them to provide permission to ride alone. Children under the age of 10 may not ride unaccompanied.