Tag Archives: Gateway Arch

Gateway Arch Museum and Visitor Center Renovation Begins

The Gateway Arch’s museum and visitor center will have a new front door when it opens to the public in 2017. CityArchRiver2015 project partners and area leaders gathered Wednesday at the future site of the entrance into the Gateway Arch to celebrate the groundbreaking of the museum and visitor center renovation. The renovation is one of the […]

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Bi-State Development Agency Approves Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

The Board of Commissioners of the Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA) approved the budget for the new fiscal year during the board meeting last Friday. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget outlines $326.7 million in operational expenses before depreciation. The approved budget allocates resources to operate the Metro transit system, St. Louis Downtown Airport, operations at […]

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Gateway Arch Riverboat Cruises Begin This Weekend

The Gateway Arch Riverboats – the Becky Thatcher and Tom Sawyer – will begin cruising up and down the Mississippi River this weekend with the start of the 2015 riverboat season. Daily, one-hour sightseeing cruises begin Saturday, March 7. These narrated cruises explore the history of downtown St. Louis landmarks and architecture, and the vital role of […]

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Tickets Now Required to Visit the Gateway Arch

Starting today, March 2, all visitors must have a ticket to enter the Gateway Arch. Major renovations are underway on the Gateway Arch grounds, as well as inside of the facility, and this new policy will help prevent overcrowding and congestion. An Arch entry-only ticket is $3 for adults and free for children. This ticket allows access […]

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8th & Pine is Your Station To The Gateway Arch

Taking Metro to the Gateway Arch? Make sure you get off at the right stop. Due to construction, the public is no longer able to directly access the Arch grounds from Laclede’s Landing. Instead, visitors to the Gateway Arch should exit at the 8th & Pine MetroLink Station and head east toward the temporary entrance […]

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Officials Kick Off Gateway Arch Grounds Improvements

The National Park Service broke ground yesterday afternoon on the next phase of enhancements to the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial grounds. The next phase will address the south and north sections of the park, the North Gateway, and Luther Ely Smith Square. McCarthy Castle JV I of St. Louis was awarded a $13.5 million contract to complete […]

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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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