ALERT: The Gateway Arch Ticketing & Visitor Center has relocated to the Old Courthouse at 11 N. 4th Street. The walking distance between the Old Courthouse and the Arch entrance at the SOUTH leg is approximately 0.3 miles (7 minutes of average walking time). EACH guest planning to enter the Gateway Arch will be required to have EITHER a Journey to the Top ticket or an Arch Entry-Only ticket to be allowed access to the facility.  Tram tickets will sell out early and often - advance tickets are strongly recommended.

Please Note: The Museum of Westward Expansion, located under the Gateway Arch is closed for significant renovations. Certain artifacts from the Museum are on display in exhibit galleries at the Old Courthouse.


Gateway Arch Tram Rides Are Back!

April 28, 2017

With Illinois to the east, city landmarks to the west, and the mighty Mississippi River directly below, the best view of St. Louis is back – after a brief closure for repairs and improvements, Journey to the Top tram rides at the Gateway Arch are once again open to the public.

As you plan your journey to the top, here are a few important reminders:

  • Visitors must have a timed ticket to enter the monument. Journey to the Top tickets include entrance to the Visitor Center, a tram ride, and the Monument to the Dream documentary, while Arch Entry-Only tickets include entrance to the Visitor Center and the Monument to the Dream documentary. If you want the best of both worlds for your STL adventure, purchase the Captain’s Combo ticket, which includes a One-Hour Sightseeing Cruise aboard a replica nineteenth-century steamboat, plus a Journey to the Top tram ride.


  • Daily tram rides will likely sell out – remember to purchase your tickets in advance at the Old Courthouse, online at or by calling 877-982-1410.


  • Visitors can enter the Arch via the North Leg. The Arch is currently accessible only by foot via the Walnut Street Bridge, located at Memorial Drive and Walnut Street near the Old Cathedral; the Arch Grand Staircase, located on the Mississippi Riverfront; and the park’s North Gateway at Laclede’s Landing.


  • There are several downtown St. Louis parking locations within walking distance of the Old Courthouse and Gateway Arch. Use to find the best parking location for you.


  • While you’re visiting the Arch, explore the revitalized Gateway Arch park grounds and stop into the Arch Store, located in the Visitor Center, which sells a variety of Arch and St. Louis memorabilia. Besides, who can say no to delicious homemade fudge?!


  • And don’t forget to check out the exhibits at the Old Courthouse. Its free exhibit galleries focus on early St. Louis, Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery expedition, Dred and Harriet Scott and their freedom suit, and the settlement of the Great Plains, as well as restored original courtrooms. 

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