ALERT: The Gateway Arch Ticketing & Visitor Center has relocated to the Old Courthouse at 11 N. 4th Street. Please note the walking distance between the Old Courthouse and the Arch entrance at the NORTH leg is approximately 7.5 blocks (10-15 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.

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YOUR GUIDE TO STL SUMMER CONCERTS AND MUSIC FESTS

June 16, 2017
Categories: St. Louis , Things to Do

Whether you enjoy rock n’ roll, pop, rock or country – this summer, St. Louis has a variety of music festivals and concerts that will appeal to everyone’s ears. From outdoor festivals at our beloved Forest Park to shows at local haunt The Pageant, and even movie soundtrack concerts at Powell Hall, you’re sure to be singin’ around STL this summer.   

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BBQ in the Lou

June 8, 2017
Categories: St. Louis , Things to Do

Summer is a time for family, friends, sunshine and most importantly … BBQ! Lucky for us, St. Louis has some of the best BBQ west of the Mississippi. Be sure to stop by some of our favorite BBQ hot spots this summer – your taste buds will thank you!

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SUMMERTIME AT THE ARCH AND OLD COURTHOUSE

May 26, 2017
Categories: Programming , Arch Grounds , Gateway Arch , National Park Service , St. Louis , Old Courthouse , Things to Do

Nothing quite screams “summer” like Memorial Day Weekend. From cookouts and American-themed pool parties to free events around the city, we’re looking forward to summer in the Lou.

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is hosting a variety of events starting this weekend all the way until Labor Day at the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse. AND both will be operating with extended summer hours. The Gateway Arch is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m; and the Old Courthouse is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Most programs are free and open to the public – so mark your calendar and get ready to explore!

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STUNNING SPRINGTIME SCENERY IN ST. LOUIS

May 11, 2017
Categories: Arch Grounds , Gateway Arch , Riverboats , National Park Service , Construction , St. Louis , Old Courthouse , Things to Do

A collection of our favorite Instagrams this season! 

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Kicking It with the Saint Louis Football Club on April 22

April 21, 2017
Categories: Gateway Arch , St. Louis , Things to Do

​Once again, the Gateway Arch is a proud sponsor of the Saint Louis Football Club this year!

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JOIN US FOR NATIONAL PARK WEEK

April 13, 2017
Categories: Arch Grounds , Gateway Arch , National Park Service , St. Louis , Old Courthouse , Things to Do

The month of April not only brings us showers (and hopefully May flowers), but it also brings us National Park Week! From exploring your go-to park to discovering a new favorite, there are over 400 national parks in the U.S., and SIX specifically in Missouri, including the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Free, family-friendly, interactive programs will be available at the Old Courthouse all week long. We hope you can join us for the fun!

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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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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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