About Gateway Arch
Commonly referred to as the "Gateway to the West," the Gateway Arch stands 630 above the city of St. Louis and the Mississippi River. To reach the viewing area at the top, visitors ride in one of sixteen 5-person capacity capsules. Those who choose not to make the journey to the top can explore the Museum of Westward Expansion or watch a short movie about its construction, both found underneath the Arch.
First To Review: Nancy C.
Sep 19, 2008
I did not know what to expect and at first the Arch seems not that very special. But, there ist a huge BUT. When I get yourself in those tiny "barrels" and take the 4 minute rise up to the top you can enjoy a view over St. Louis. You see the Mississippi, the Stadiums just everything. Not that expensive, a good view and after you can spend some money in the gift shop. (I sure did). So enjoy it
Nov 4, 2009
Stunning architecture. View from the top is a bit overrated tho. The windows are small and it's next to impossible to take a good picture from up there (forget about doing panorama). But does that mean it's not worth it? No! It's still a great view, and the best thing is the ride in one of those small wagons that take you to the top. It's better than roller-coaster :)
Sep 20, 2009
I first saw the Gateway Arch while driving across the United States, I came upon it completely unexpectedly. It is impressive and it stands as a true iconic symbol of the United States.. I was so taken by it, that I had to stop. I can attest that it is a great place to have a picnic – planned or impromptu.
Nov 21, 2008
While in St. Louis be sure to visit the Arch. It is located on the river bank of the Mississippi River. Take the elevator car to the observation deck to see a spectacular view of the river and the cities on each side of it. Within the Arch itself it an Early American Settlers Museum.
Aug 10, 2011
The structures that defines the city and the midwest. The first thing that catches your eye as you drive into St. Louis. An outing to the Arch can take up to a whole day, take a trip to the top, spend time in the underground museum, walk by the river, spend time in one of the pubs in the Landing