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  • Visiting the Gateway Arch: Enter the monument through the Gateway Arch Visitor Center, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse. The Gateway Arch legs are exits only. Please allow at least 30 minutes to go through security. Tickets sell out early and often, advance reservations are strongly recommended. Pending availability, additional tickets may be available for same-day purchase beginning at 9am each day through our website, call center, and ticket center at the Gateway Arch. Same-day ticket availability is not guaranteed and sells out early and often.

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Two photos of dogs posing for photos outside the visitor center at Gateway Arch National Park.
May 21, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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B.A.R.K. Ranger Picnic with your Pet – FREE

Pack your picnic basket and leash up your pooch for Picnic with your Pet at Gateway Arch National Park!

Bring your favorite lunch from home or pick up carry out from one of the many places downtown has to offer. Picnic goers will meet outside the entrance to the Visitor Center at the Gateway Arch and walk with a park ranger to the picnic location. After arriving at the location, roll out your blanket and enjoy. Activities during the picnic include:

  • Games and photo opportunities
  • Swag, treats, and lots of head scratches for your pet

Your favorite companion can be sworn in as an official B.A.R.K Ranger.

Learn about more the B.A.R.K. Ranger program at