Jefferson National Expansion Memorial/Gateway Arch
Museum of Westward Expansion
The museum located below the Arch is being expanded and will reopen in 2017.
Gateway Arch Riverboats
Churn up the Big Muddy on replica 19th-century steamboats. A park ranger narrates the midday cruises, and those after 3pm sail subject...
Old Courthouse & Museum
Facing the Gateway Arch across the new plaza, this 1845 courthouse is where the famed Dred Scott slavery case was first tried. Galleries...
The Cardinals play in this fun, retro stadium, opened in 2006. Second only to the New York Yankees in World Series wins, the Cardinals...
Broadway Oyster Bar
Part bar, part live-music venue, but all restaurant, this joint jumps year-round. When the sun shines, people flock outside where they...
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial/Gateway Arch information
As a symbol for St Louis, the Arch has soared above any expectations its backers could have had in 1965 when it opened. The centerpiece of this National Park Service property, the silvery, shimmering Gateway Arch is the Great Plains' own Eiffel Tower. It stands 630ft high and symbolizes St Louis' historical role as 'Gateway to the West.' The tram ride takes you to the tight confines at the top.
Book tickets in advance on the nps website.
A massive project has transformed the area around the Arch in time for its 50th birthday. A large plaza now covers I-70 and connects the Arch and its park directly to the Old Courthouse and the rest of downtown. It's a huge and welcome improvement. Note that some portions of the upgrade, which includes all of the parks, won't be complete until 2017. Find out more at www.cityarchriver.org.