We all know the Gateway Arch — but there is so much more to explore below. Uncover new paths to roam and boundless stories untold in Gateway Arch National Park.

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Get in your daily dose of exercise while taking in a new perspective of downtown St. Louis with over five miles of trails to explore.

Transport yourself to the 1850s St. Louis Riverfront era with our Virtual Reality Theater.

Take a deep breath and let your mind wander as you immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Gateway Arch National Park.

Embrace the beauty around every corner of one of St. Louis’s largest urban green spaces and inside its Explorer’s Garden.

Discover over 200 years of shared St. Louis’ stories in our free, world-class museum featuring six interactive and accessible galleries.

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Create your day for Gateway Arch National Park by purchasing your ticketed events before you visit us.

Your National Park at a Glance

Gateway Arch

  • 630 feet tall and wide
  • Weighs 43,226 tons
  • 16 windows at the top of the Arch
  • Tallest monument in the United States
  • Construction completed in 1965

National Park

  • Arch renovations completed in 2018
  • 91 acres of greenspace
  • Two Reflection Ponds
  • Over five miles of paved pathways and trails
  • Old Courthouse actively undergoing renovations until 2025

Viewing Distance

  • Up to 30 miles in each direction from the top of the Gateway Arch


  • Tram Ride to the Top
  • Free world-class museum with six interactive museum galleries
  • Monument to the Dream documentary
  • Arch Cafe and shopping
  • Riverboat cruises
  • Helicopter tours
  • Virtual Reality Theater experience
  • Seasonal events

We are an Urban National Park

Before the Gateway Arch graced our skyline, the National Park Service recognized and protected the land it currently calls home since 1935. Gateway Arch National Park puts the world’s most unique monument on display, highlights infamous suits for freedom and holds our shared stories along the river where they all began. Today, the park includes the Gateway Arch, the Old Courthouse (under renovations), a world-class museum and 91 acres of urban green space.
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