A New Year, a New Bucket List
With the New Year here, it’s time to create a new bucket list for 2022! There’s so much to see and do in the Lou, but a great place to kick off the fun is at the Gateway Arch and the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch. Here’s how:
Attend a Riverboat Cruise During Every Season
Winter, spring, summer, fall… how do you choose just one? Instead, experience ALL of the seasons on a cruise aboard the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch! Catch the springtime blooms on the Sunday Brunch Cruise. The Blues Cruise and the Skyline Dinner Cruise are perfect on a warm summer’s night. Lock-n-Dam Cruise is one of our signature fall cruises, and in the winter, you won’t want to miss a festive holiday dinner aboard the Jingle & Mingle Cruise! The 2022 cruise schedule will be announced soon, so keep an eye on our website.
Celebrate National Park Week at Gateway Arch National Park
Mark your calendar for National Park Week at Gateway Arch National Park, happening April 16-24, 2022! National Park Week honors and celebrates America’s greatest national treasures with special programming and events corresponding to themed days such as Junior Ranger Day and Park Rx Day. The National Park Service encourages everyone to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, help out and find your park. Stay tuned, as Gateway Arch National Park will announce programming details soon!
Take a Helicopter Tour of Downtown St. Louis
Located next door to the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch at 50 N. Leonor K Sullivan Blvd., Gateway Helicopter Tours will take you on the ride of a lifetime exploring the skies of downtown St. Louis! The helicopter offers tours seven days a week from April through November, weather permitting. Call 314-496-4494 to schedule your tour!
Visit the Arch on Fee-Free Days… and Save!
Each year, the National Park Service offers multiple “fee-free” days, where entrance fees at all national park sites are waived. At Gateway Arch National Park, visitors can save $3 on adult Tram Ride to the Top and adult Documentary Movie tickets. Be sure to mark down these 2022 fee-free days:
- January 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- April 16: First day of National Park Week
- August 4: Great American Outdoors Act anniversary
- September 24: National Public Lands Day
- November 11: Veterans Day
Volunteer for the Gateway Arch Park Foundation
By volunteering for the Gateway Arch Park Foundation, you’ll be part of creating meaningful experiences and will help make the Gateway Arch, Old Courthouse, its surrounding grounds, and neighboring public spaces welcoming for our local, regional, national and international visitors. For more on how you can get involved with the Gateway Arch Park Foundation, contact Meagan Patterson at 314-881-3537 or [email protected].
Shop at the Arch Store
The Arch Store, operated by park partner Jefferson National Parks Association, has thousands of unique products that you truly won’t find anywhere else. The Eames House of Cards is great for those who enjoy a challenging game and also appreciate beautiful patterns and design. Is one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2022 to travel more? This Passport to Your National Parks is perfect for planning a trip to visit our national parks and for saving your memories after you’ve left.
Eat Toasted Ravioli at the Arch Café
T-ravs are a St. Louis staple, and you can find them at the Arch Café, located inside the Gateway Arch! All of the menu items from the Arch Café can please even the pickiest eater in your group. Check out the full menu but be warned, your mouth will probably start to water!