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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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Gateway Arch Parking

Visitor parking sign in downtown St. Louis

For a list of preferred parking locations in downtown St. Louis, visit

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Bus Parking

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

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

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