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The NPS is requiring visitors, employees, and contractors to wear a mask inside all NPS buildings and in crowded outdoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status or community transmission levels.

At this time, on all transportation conveyances in the United States, masks are required for all passengers and staff members per The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s federal order. In compliance with the federal order, Bi-State Development, which operates the Tram Ride to the Top, requires face coverings for all Gateway Arch tram riders, ages 2 and up.


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Arch blocks in front of the Gateway Arch
Arch blocks set up in front of the real Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch, Old Courthouse and park grounds form a natural focal point for a vibrant downtown St. Louis. As an urban site, the Arch offers an oasis to visitors, while remaining in proximity to a number of local attractions, hotels, and restaurants.

Visitors will find a number of downtown hotspots easily within walking distance, including historic Laclede’s Landing, trendy Washington Avenue and the recently rebuilt Busch Stadium, not to mention the storied Mississippi River.

Tram Ride to the Top-learn how to buy tickets to enter the Arch facility
Visit the new museum under the Gateway Arch and explore St. Louis' role in westward expansion.

Frequently Asked Questions-learn the answers to the most common questions about the Arch

Security Note:
Due to security measures at the Gateway Arch, all visitors to the Arch must pass through an airport style security checkpoint. No weapons--including firearms, knives, pepper spray, mace, or electronic weapons--are allowed. If you have pre-purchased your tram ticket, please arrive at least 30 minutes before your tram time.

Last updated: August 25, 2021

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