Gateway Arch

Prepare to be Amazed by Gateway Arch National Park

Journey to the top of the iconic 630-foot Gateway Arch which memorializes St. Louis as the Gateway to the West. The national park experience has been modernized with a $380 million renovation bringing the grounds surrounding the iconic monument into the future.

Designed by world-renowned landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, the park has been renovated connecting the Arch grounds directly to downtown St. Louis’ central business district. The pathway provides pleasant and safe green space for pedestrians walking to the monument from the historic Old Courthouse, downtown hotels and America’s Center Convention Complex.

A pathway from the Laclede’s Landing entertainment district to the Arch invites visitors to explore the north gateway section of the park which includes 7.5 acres of park space, a natural amphitheater, shaded lawns, pathways for cycling and pedestrians, the explorers’ garden, diverse plantings, and a scenic raised walkway.

Additionally, the west-facing entrance gives visitors an accessible way to enter the Gateway Arch and the Museum. The museum explores America’s western journey and the important role St. Louis and its people played in the growth of the U.S., from the indigenous mound-builders of 1100 A.D. to The Industrial Revolution and the competition that resulted in construction of the Arch. Six themed exhibit areas — Colonial St. Louis, Jefferson’s Vision, Manifest Destiny, The Riverfront Era, New Frontiers and Building the Gateway Arch — fill the museum and are odes to America’s pioneering spirit.

Gateway Arch - Blues at the Arch

The Arch grounds include event spaces beneath the Arch providing unique meeting locations and memorable backdrops for meeting planners.  The renovated museum can accommodate events and meetings, sure to leave a lasting impression for anyone in St. Louis on business or pleasure.  After their meetings, guests can ride the elevators to the top of the nation’s tallest man-made monument for 30-mile views of St. Louis and the Mississippi River. Visitors to downtown St. Louis and the Gateway Arch will also enjoy attractions such as Ballpark Village, the National Blues Museum, Citygarden, and Busch Stadium all within walking distance from the Arch Grounds.

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