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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 15, 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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New Attraction in Gateway Arch Visitor Center

Tucker Theater Mural

The Gateway Arch is seeking creative individuals, collaboratives, consortiums and companies for concept development, design and potential execution of a compelling, unique experience to be featured in our new Visitor Center.

Bring experience and passion to the project
Drive repeat visitation with an innovative concept
Find new ways to connect with broad audiences

See below for more information on the project background, space specifications, and to learn how you can participate.

Project Background & Overview

About the Project Space

The 4800 square foot space is currently used as a 235-seat theater showing the documentary movie, Monument to the DreamWhile the current use of the space is theatrical, options for this project are not limited to that use. In fact, the only limitations are the four walls and ceiling – everything else is up for and open to re-thinking, re-design, re-purposing for an entirely new experience.

Tucker Theater Project Space  Tucker Theater Project SpaceMural Wall located on the outside wall of the Tucker Theater in the tram lobby below the Gateway Arch.
Mural Wall located on the outside wall of the Tucker Theater in the tram lobby below the Gateway Arch.

April 2019 Update:

The solicitation process for  19-RFP-105505-DGR New Gateway Arch Experience Step is now closed. Qualifications for potential designers have been reviewed, and teams led by the below companies have been invited to propose concepts.

AECOM | PGAV Destinations | The Freeman Company, LLC

Concept proposal presentations are planned for July 2019 with an expected contracting date to begin in Fall 2019.

Please submit any inquiries to


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.

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