Visiting Gateway Arch National Park

Planning a trip to Gateway Arch National Park and need some help planning your trip?

Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Gateway Arch National Park, Missouri.

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Gateway Arch National Park

Gateway Arch National Park Basics

Region: Northeast / New England

Park Size: 90.9 acres (0.14 sq miles) (0.37 sq km)

Location: St. Louis county

Closest Cities: St. Louis, Missouri

Busy Season: June to August

Visitation: 2,055,309 (in 2019)

How much does Gateway Arch National Park Cost?

Gateway Arch National Park entrance fee does not include tram ride to the top, riverboat cruises or the documentary. The entrance fee is:

  • 7-day Individual Pass – $3
  • Under 15 – Free

The American the Beautiful Pass will waive the entrance fee ($3) and includes entry to the other 116 fee-charging National Park Units.

When is Gateway Arch National Park Open?

Gateway Arch National Park is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Gateway Arch National Park?

Yes, pets are allowed on the grounds of Gateway Arch National Park. They are not allowed in the park buildings.

Where are Gateway Arch National Park’s visitor centers?

Gateway Arch Visitor Center – Open Year Around

Land Acknowledgments for Gateway Arch National Park

The National Park known as Gateway Arch National Park sits on Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), ?????? ???? ???? ??^??^(Osage), Myaamia, and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

Where to stamp your National Parks Passport Book in Gateway Arch National Park?

The National Park Passport Book is the BEST and cheapest National Park souvenir. Every National Park Obsessed person should have one of these books.

If you are new to the National Parks, you can learn more about the National Parks Passport program here or jump right in by ordering:

IMPORTANT: Do NOT stamp your government-issued passport.

There are four official stamps for Gateway Arch National Park. Here is the list of National Park Passport Stamps you can get in Gateway Arch National Park:

  • NPS Centennial (Jefferson National Expansion Memorial)
  • Old Courthouse
  • St. Louis, MO
  • St. Louis, MO (Jefferson National Expansion Memorial)

Bonus Stamps

  • Gateway Arch 1965-2015
  • Junior Ranger
  • Learning Wellness
  • Mental Wellness
  • Physical Wellness
  • Route 66

Gateway Arch National Park Passport Stamp Locations

Here are all the locations to find the Gateway Arch National Park Passport Stamps. Not every stamp is available at every location.

  • Old Courthouse – Bookstore
  • Tucker Theater Entrance
  • Visitor Center – Bookstore
  • Visitor Center – Information Desk
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