Tickets Now Required to Visit the Gateway Arch

Sunday March 1, 2015

Gateway ArchBeginning Monday, March 2, all visitors must have a ticket to enter the Gateway Arch due to the major transformation underway to enhance the grounds of our landmark the Gateway Arch. The project, called “CityArchRiver 2015,” will connect downtown St. Louis with the national monument and the Mississippi River when it’s completed. The plan creates a wide, landscape park over the highway to allow visitors an enjoyable stroll between the Arch and downtown life.

The Arch entry-only ticket is $3 for adults and free for children. This ticket allows access into the Arch facility and admission to Monument to the Dream (based on availability), which documents the construction of the Arch.

If you’re interested in taking a trip the top of the Gateway Arch, a Journey to the Top ticket is required. These tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 to 15. This ticket includes access into the Arch facility, admission to film Monument to the Dream (based on availability) and a ride to the top of the Arch. The new policy will help prevent overcrowding and congestion during this phase of the renovation efforts.

All Gateway Arch visitors can purchase Journey to the Top tram ride tickets and Arch Entry-Only tickets online at, by phone at 877-982-1410, or in person at the Old Courthouse (11 North Fourth Street, St. Louis, MO 63102), which serves as the Ticketing & Visitor Center for the Gateway Arch during construction and is the new starting point for visitors’ Gateway Arch experience. Day-of tickets can be purchased at the Old Courthouse, but visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets prior to the day of their visit.

Hours of operation have also changed. During the winter, the Old Courthouse is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the Arch is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. During the summer (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day), Old Courthouse is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; the Arch is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Visitors who plan to use MetroLink to visit the Gateway Arch are also encouraged to exit at the 8th and Pine MetroLink Station and head east toward the Old Courthouse. The main pedestrian entrance to the Gateway Arch grounds is on Walnut Street near the Old Cathedral.

For more information about the Gateway Arch and get more information on how to plan your trip, visit

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