Gateway Arch Fast Facts
How big is Gateway Arch National Park?
Gateway Arch covers a total area of 91 acres or 0.14 square miles.
How many people visit Gateway Arch National Park?
1,145,081 people visited Gateway Arch in 2021. A table showing all years can be found at Gateway Arch Visitation Stats.
When was Gateway Arch National Park created?
Gateway Arch was made a national park on February 22, 2018.
What are the highest and lowest elevations in Gateway Arch National Park?
Gateway Arch’s extremely small size makes for little difference between high and low. The elevation is around 450 feet.
What time zone is Gateway Arch National Park located in?
Gateway Arch is in the Central Time Zone.
How much does it cost to enter Gateway Arch National Park?
The entrance fee for Gateway Arch is $3 per person. Tram rides are extra and museum entry is free.
Five Random Facts About Gateway Arch
The arch is the tallest structure in Missouri. It is 630 feet tall and 630 feet wide. A tram inside the arch can take visitors to the top, for a fee.
The Old Courthouse adjacent to the arch is a Civil War era building. It was the site of the local trials in the Dred Scott case. This case was one of things the Gateway Arch commemorates, along with the Louisiana Purchase and the resulting westward expansion, and the first city government west of the Mississippi River.
The Gateway Arch and the area around it was initially designated as a national memorial on December 21, 1935. It was made a national park, for reasons no one can explain, on February 22, 2018. Gateway Arch resembles, in no way, a site that is worthy of national park status. A National Memorial is exactly what it is, and should have remained.
Construction of the Arch began on February 12, 1963 and was completed on October 28, 1965 at a cost of $13 million.
The Gateway Arch symbolizes the beginning of westward expansion in the United States following the Louisiana Purchase by Thomas Jefferson.
Where is Gateway Arch National Park?
Gateway Arch is located in downtown St. Louis, along the Mississippi River. This is a single memorial site, despite its incorrect designation of national park. It is the smallest, by a huge margin, of all the national parks.