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.


Monument to the Dream Movie

Watch an award-winning documentary showing how the Gateway Arch was completed, from early concepts to the installation of its final section. Discover how every detail of Saarinen’s design played part in successful construction of the awe-inspiring Gateway Arch.


In Monument to the Dream, watch the construction of the iconic Gateway Arch, from its conception through the placement of its last exterior piece in 1965.

In this award-winning documentary originally produced in 1967, hear the words of renowned architect Eero Saarinen and see glimpses of the Gateway Arch as it was constructed. Marvel at the brilliant structural techniques and coordination of timing required to complete the tallest man-made monument in the United States.

As of Spring 2016, the newly digitized Tucker Theater is now equipped with digital projection and audio soundtrack.



Beneath the Arch.


Summer (Memorial Day weekend–Labor Day weekend), Daily, 8:30am - 9:15pm*

Summer Show Times: 8:30am, 9:15am, 10am, 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:15pm, 1pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 4pm, 4:45pm, 5:30pm, 6:15pm, 7pm, 7:45pm, 8:30pm, 9:15pm

Winter (Labor Day weekend–Memorial Day weekend), Daily, 9:30am - 5pm*

Winter Show Times: 9:30am, 10:15am, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm, 5pm

Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

*Indicates last show time of the day. 

The award-winning documentary, Monument to the Dream, is shown continuously throughout the day. Beginning March 2, 2015, guests inside of the Gateway Arch facility may view the film at no additional charge, based on availability. No reservations will be available for the film after this date. 


Through June 30, 2018, admission to the movie is included in your Journey to the Top of the Arch Tram Ride Ticket or Arch Entry-Only Ticket, based on availability. Beginning July 1, 2018 the following movie admission charges will apply: 

Adult (16+): $7, $4 with purchase of tram ticket or by showing America the Beautiful pass.
Child (3-15): $3


You may purchase your Journey to the Top of the Arch Tram Ride Tickets or Arch Entry-Only Tickets, both of which include admission to the movie, in advance online or by calling the Call Center at 877-982-1410. When purchasing tickets online, print your confirmation and bring it to your first activity. For reservations made through the Call Center, you may pick tickets up at the Will Call window in the Ticketing and Visitor Center, located in the Old Courthouse at 11 North 4th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102. For tickets on the day of your visit, call 877-982-1410 with 2-hours advance notice (Monday–Friday 9am–5pm CST/CDT) or purchase tickets in-person at the Gateway Arch Ticketing and Visitor Center located in the Old Courthouse.


The running time is approximately 35 minutes.


For those with mobility impairments, the theater is accessible and has a designated area set aside for viewing from wheelchairs. The theater has unique rear window captioning systems, movie scripts, and audio enhancement for visitors with hearing impairments. Audio enhancement amplifies movie soundtracks and spoken words, transmitting them directly to persons using an FM receiver. Audio description devices may also be available for the sight impaired.

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