ALERT: The Tram Ride to the Top of the Arch is TEMPORARILY CLOSED for system improvements until late-April 2017. During the closure, no ticket is required for entry into the Arch facility which includes The Arch Store and the award-winning documentary, "Monument to the Dream". (free showings throughout the day).

 

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.

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All Aboard the Gateway Arch Riverboats!

March 24, 2017
Categories: Gateway Arch , Riverboats , St. Louis , Things to Do

The air smells of freshly mowed grass at Busch Stadium; sweet tunes fill Forest Park as The Muny prepares for its 2017 season; and the Gateway Arch Riverboats are sparkling in the Missouri sun – it’s officially springtime in St. Louis!

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Baseball Is Back

March 17, 2017
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The Cardinals are still soaking up that Florida sunshine for a couple more weeks of spring training, but before we know it baseball will be back in St. Louis. 

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President Jefferson and the Gateway Arch

March 9, 2017
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One of the most iconic figures in American history, Thomas Jefferson, a Founding Father and third U.S. president, was inaugurated 216 years ago on March 4. One of his most significant achievements of his 8-year presidency was his role in the westward expansion of the United States. It is for that reason that the Gateway Arch is forever connected to him.

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Women’s History Month at the Old Courthouse

March 3, 2017
Categories: National Park Service , St. Louis , Old Courthouse , Things to Do

March is Women’s History Month, and to celebrate all women both past and present, the Old Courthouse hosts special programs and events that spotlight St. Louis’ nationally significant, local women's history. 

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Guide to Mardi Gras in STL

February 24, 2017
Categories: St. Louis , Things to Do

It’s no secret that St. Louisans love a good excuse to celebrate. Whether that’s the Arch’s 50th birthday or a Cardinals win – we’ll flood the streets with people any day of the year.

But did you know that apart from celebrations in New Orleans, one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations happens right here in St. Louis? This weekend, over 200,000 people will head to Soulard for live entertainment, good food and drinks, and of course the annual Mardi Gras Parade led by the Budweiser Clydesdales.

We’re seasoned veterans of Mardi Gras in STL, and below you’ll find some great tips on how to prepare for the festivities!

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President Ulysses S. Grant’s February Milestones

February 17, 2017
Categories: National Park Service , St. Louis , Things to Do

Although Presidents’ Day was originally established in 1885 in recognition of George Washington, the federal holiday is now a day to commemorate all U.S. presidents.  

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We Want You to Join the Team at the Arch and Riverboats!

February 10, 2017
Categories: Arch Grounds , Gateway Arch , Riverboats , National Park Service , St. Louis

The Gateway Arch and the Gateway Arch Riverboats are looking for passionate, outgoing people to join their respective teams. From guiding tours to the top of the Arch, to bartending on the Mighty Mississippi– there’s an adventure for all. Check out our employment opportunities below and apply today!

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African American Heritage Month at the Old Courthouse

February 2, 2017
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In celebration of African American Heritage Month this February, the Old Courthouse will host free programs and events throughout the month to recognize and honor the culture, heritage and accomplishments of African Americans in St. Louis.

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50 Years of the St. Louis Blues

January 27, 2017
Categories: St. Louis , Things to Do

The Blues are celebrating their 50th anniversary year (the franchise’s first game was on October 11, 1967), and we are excited to commemorate this milestone with them.

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Warm Up with Indoor Activities in St. Louis

January 20, 2017
Categories: St. Louis , Things to Do

The unpredictable St. Louis winter weather has most of us walking around in a slump of fatigue, and we can almost bet most of us are hoping the groundhog does not see his shadow in just a few short weeks. But until then, there are plenty of indoor activities around town that will keep us busy – from new exhibits to musical shows and concerts, St. Louis sure knows how to keep our minds off summer! 

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