Tag Archives: Gateway Arch

Use Metro to Avoid I-44 Closure Downtown This Weekend

Allow extra time if you are planning a trip to the Gateway Arch or other downtown St. Louis destinations this weekend. Interstate 44 will be closed downtown so you may want to consider parking the car and taking Metro instead. Starting at 8 p.m. this Friday night,  the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) plans to […]

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Take Metro Downtown to Avoid I-44 Closure

If you are thinking about visiting the Gateway Arch or other downtown St. Louis destinations this weekend, you might want to take Metro to avoid the traffic from the temporary closure of the depressed lanes. Starting at 8 p.m. Friday night, Interstate 44 between the Poplar Street Bridge and Broadway will be completely shut down […]

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Gateway Arch Riverboats Celebrate 50 Years of Cruising the St. Louis Riverfront

As the Gateway Arch approaches its golden anniversary, the Becky Thatcher and Tom Sawyer riverboats on the St. Louis Riverfront are already turning 50. The riverboats were put into service five decades ago when the Gateway Arch was under construction.  Area residents and visitors to St. Louis were very curious to see how the unusually […]

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The National Park Service and Bi-State Development Agency Renew Partnership That Will Benefit the Economic Health of the Region

The Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA) and the National Park Service (NPS) have signed renewed agreements for services and fee management relating to the development and operation of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial which includes the Gateway Arch, Luther Ely Smith Square and the Old Courthouse. The renewal and signing of the agreements between Bi-State Development […]

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St. Louis Riverfront Project Gets Underway

Major improvements to the St. Louis Riverfront as part of the historic CityArchRiver 2015 project are now underway. Regional leaders, residents and others celebrated the official groundbreaking last month. The Central Riverfront project, the second component of the CityArchRiver 2015 initiative, will improve the safety and accessibility of the Mississippi Riverfront and Gateway Arch grounds […]

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Bi-State Development Agency/Metro Approves Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

The Board of Commissioners of the Bi-State Development Agency/Metro (BSDA/Metro) has approved a $306.3 million operating budget and $442.9 million (3 year) capital budget for Fiscal Year 2014 (FY2014).  The FY2014 budget allocates resources to run the transit system and all enterprises for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 with a 3.7 percent increase […]

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New Mobile Web Page for GatewayArch.com

Did you know that Metro operates the Gateway Arch attractions? That’s right! Not only is Metro in the transit business, but Metro is also in the tourism business. We operate the Gateway Arch tram, the Gateway Arch Riverboats, the Discovery Bike Rentals, and the Riverfront Helicopter Tours. Planning a trip down to the Riverfront just […]

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Fun, Food, History and Games at ‘Night at the Museum’ at the Gateway Arch This Saturday

What are you doing Saturday night? Want to hang out at the Arch?! “Night at the Museum” at the Gateway Arch Saturday night promises to be a night of fun for kids and families. An exciting cast of characters will bring history to life as they talk about what it was like to settle the […]

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Piece of New Six Flags Roller Coaster Parks In Front Of The Gateway Arch

A new roller coaster on its way to Six Flags St. Louis made a pit stop at the Arch Monday. The new roller coaster, Boomerang, is a mix of twists, turns and loops. The 28-passenger trains are pulled up 125 feet backward to the top of the first lift hill and then released to shoot […]

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Elementary Students Produce Awesome Exhibit For Gateway Arch’s Museum Of Westward Expansion

The new exhibit at the Gateway Arch’s Museum of Westward Expansion and its creators may surprise you.  Maplewood Richmond Heights Elementary School students put together the special exhibit, and it’s really extraordinary. The second through sixth grade students recently had a unique opportunity to learn about the roles and functions of National Park Service museum […]

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