The Gateway Arch, or the St. Luis arch to the West. Part of the Jefferson National Memorial. The observation deck is 630 feet up and is the tallest manmade monument in the United States. It opened in 1967 and you could either walk to the top or take a very interesting elevator to the top, small capsules that fit five people and zig zag their way to the top in four minutes. As I drove into St. Luis it can be seen above the horizon and because it is stainless steel shines bright as you come in. To anyone who can, I would say go, Seeing it in person it is immense! When seeing it form a distance it doesn't really look that big, but up close, looking straight up to the top it is incredible! Found this bridge??? While walking north from the arch. It's in an old abandoned building/factory district. This specific bridge is behind an@old brick factory and next to a working electric plant. It is one of the oddest things I've seen. It didn't seem to have a purpose, but it is delicately built, seems to be in working order, and does go over a road, I'll be it at 6-7 feet A beautiful spot to check out the artworks, and spend a little time in nature. Only a small moment in ones life. But a wonderful day with my wife and person who puts up with my nonsense. The arch is a really cool monument in St. Louis. One of the more comical and great things to do here is see all the people become professional photographers. You will see people holding the arch, King Kong like. Or laying down and getting the photo straight up. It was great seeing everyone using it to get some amazing photos with family and friends. I had tons of people come up asking for me to take their photo, or ask what I was doing (I had a bag and tripod of camera equipment). I actually like this one; you can't even tell it's an arch, more Washington monument style.
You can see the airplane flying over. When the Arch was first erected a lot of pilots would try to fly through the arch, illegally. One hit the arch, and the dent in the arch is still there. Try to find it when you go, it is on the North side. This is the view from the top, at 630 feet! You can see Cardinal's stadium on the left and the capitol, library, and gateway park straight ahead. the entire area has tons of things to do, and being on the river you can truly see the A visit to St Louis. A lot of construction going on around this right now. However still quite a site. Old Courthouse, St Louis. Be sure to stop by, quite beautiful. We adore visiting the Missouri Botanical Garden any chance we get. It has year round exhibits and festivals that are all unique and often celebrating various cultures. In the summer we have enjoyed going to the free jazz festivals, the Chinese Lantern Festival (Summer), Japanese Festival (Labor Day weekend), and the Festival of Lights (winter).
#Missouri #USA #local #bestof5 Dred Scott Decision. U.S History. Court House is seen in lower left reflection of modern building. Dred and Harriet Scott looking on. The Gateway Arch, or the St. Luis arch to the West. Part of the Jefferson National Memorial. The observation deck is 630 feet up and is the tallest manmade monument in the United States. It opened in 1967 and you could either walk to the top or take a very interesting elevator to the top, small capsules that fit five people and zig zag their way to the top in four minutes. As I drove into St. Luis it can be seen above the horizon and because it is stainless steel shines bright as you come in. To anyone who can, I would say go, Seeing it in person it is immense! When seeing it form a distance it doesn't really look that big, but up close, looking straight up to the top it is incredible! I had a little fun with tilt shift. :D
Look at the micromachine cars moving around.
This was taken with a super wide lens. I think about 160 degrees. You can see the bottom of the arch down at the bottom. I went as the arch opened. 9 am. Which I would highly recommend. Why? The shadow. Any other time the shadow is not as long, or is on the other side of the arch. I didn't really realize how amazing the shadow could be until seeing it up here. So go early, get reservations during the summer months for the first tram up. Also, the first tram means no lines, no crowds, so I got a ton of photos. Great arch of St. Louis. Another photo from around Eads bridge.
#BvsCities The StLouis Arch. Go up in it and enjoy the view. St Louis - Arch St. Louis Arch, St. Louis, MO Tunnels, multi-floor slides, enchanted caves...brilliant! A must see family destination. Not many people think about looking East from the arch, after all it is the gateway to the West. But east it is a great plain and river. This was looking up the arch to the East. you can really see the worn Stainless steel and how many hands have touched this great landmark. If you are ever in St. Louis be sure to check this small park and its art collection. Big Suit by Erwin Wurm 2010. Great place to visit if you have children. Great architecture. I haven't been to a show, but the tour is well worth it. St. Louis is filled with old buildings like this #red brick one. If you're a lover of architecture or steam punk, definite recommendation. View from the Metro station... This thing is a monster!! Was a tiny bit scary the ride to the top, but the view and sunset from there was well worth it. The cost was only $10.00 and I stayed as long as I liked. Fantastic 🙌🏻 A really beautiful, blue-sky day. I love the way the blue in the sky reflected off the Arch. #StunningStructures Caught these two lounging about at the St. Louis Zoo. This landmark of the cityscape of St Louis is even more impressive after a visit to the visitor center, where you can watch a video that shows you how the arch was built and learn how the arch compares to other American icons such as the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore. The tram to the top of the arch is closed until March 2017 for upgrading. Brewhouse ca 1891 St. Louis Arch. Onwards & Upwards : Tallest Arch & Tallest man-made monument signifies the westward expansion of United States #gatewayarch #stlouis #manmademiracles #lifeatexpedia #630feettall #missouri The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot tall monument in St. Louis, Missouri. Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of an inverted, weighted catenary arch, it is the world's tallest arch, the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere, and Missouri's tallest accessible building. Built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, it is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and has become an internationally famous symbol of St. Louis. The arch sits at the site of St. Louis' founding on the west bank of the Mississippi River. The Gateway Arch was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen in 1947; construction began on February 12, 1963, and was completed on October 28, 1965, for $13 million (equivalent to $190 million in 2015. The monument opened to the public on June 10, 1967. Ginger, the baby Orangutan born at the St.Louis Zoo trying to kiss the hand of the person on the other side of the glass. When in St. Louis. The arch was so pretty at dusk and probably easier to photograph since the sun wasn't directly overhead. Standing in the Mississippi river, near the parking area for the shuttle that leads to the Gateway Arch. I love this because you can see 4 different types of architecture, from 4 different times. The old stone bridge has been made into a highway, and so has the iron bridge in the background. To the right is a railroad that connects to the east coast and Chicago. And in the top right is the Gateway Arch itself.
#Train I was born along the Mississippi River, and lived near the spot where Louis and Clark put their boats in the river to start their westward journey. This place (East Alton, IL) is right across the River from St. Louis.
St. Louis is a great city. As a teenager, I sometimes bussed over to the city to find folk LPs that were not available in my neck of the woods. The zoo is one of the best in the USA. This is the city where I saw the Beatles play. The windows of Famous and Barr department store were amazing at Christmas. This was also an amazing experience for me! Check out my blogpost for this on: #missouri #stlouis #usa #america #traveljunkie #ginnywhowanders This doesn't look like a fair treatment. Pain distress fear etc. Best crawfish ! Iconic shot of the Arch and the Old Courthouse from Kiener Plaza! This photo will be featured in the St Louis Home magazine Fall edition on stands September! #architecture #church A delish dessert at the Missouri Athletic Club. #delicious yummm Looking upward inside the dome of the Old Courthouse. St. Louis, October 2016. I found this treasure of a park by accident right in the heart of downtown St. Louis
#StunningStructures City Garden, St Louis. This shot was taken on top of Eads bridge looking at the arch and St louis City.
#BvsCities Another photo from around Eads bridge.
#BvsCities Another photo from around Eads bridge.
#BvsCities Although Union Station is past it's prime, it's still a fun place to go. There are literally hundreds of Koi in the pond outside. Looking toward the Arch.. View of the Old Courthouse and the Gateway Arch in St Louis, MO.
For you history buffs, the old courthouse is the site of he Dred Scott case, including the supreme court hearing.
#GatewayArch I was pleasantly surprised at the surrounding area of the Arch. It had a very nice walkway lined with gorgeous tree's, very relaxing ( I should have taken some photos of that!) Also a short walk, many restaurants and bars. ⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️
#stlouis #stl #buschstadium #cardinals #missouri #illinois #downtown #mlb #baseball Door Of Return - Kan Ya Suda. One of many sculptures in St Louis Citygarden Arching to the sky. Another photo from around Eads bridge.
#BvsCities Constanza Calzone! Nice place to try! Irish World Famous Dooley Burger served with homemade potato chips
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#Delicious Photo Challenge Visiting the Arch is mandatory in my opinion. The museum offers information on Westward Expansion, and how the Arch was built. Riding to the top is an experience for sure. Very cool experience. The inside of one of the Incredible attraction in St. Louis! Wow... Championnship Run such a beautiful view is totally worth the trip and he space shuttle elevator ride up there lol Home of the Cardinals Taken from top of arch The Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Looked as an incredible as I imagined it would. The Iconic Gateway Arch in St Louis. Taken from across the Mississippi river St. Louis Arch. Revitalized Kiener Plaza downtown St Louis. Arch and Old Courthouse in background A very beautiful but very hot day overlooking the Mississippi River at Gateway Arch which was completed in 1965 and is the tallest monument in the USA at 630 feet. Saturday mass #lifeatexpedia The Arch through an Arch.
View from the Metrolink station at Laclede’s Landing in St. Louis, Mo. Construction on the Arch Grounds is ongoing in the bottom of the image.
#parksandaplan #stlouis A view of the arch from the kiener plaza. Not a baseball fan, but the stadium is impressive! Nice climbing gym with yoga and a roof top bar! #places #climbing #indoor #stlouis #fun Learn about the history of the Anheuser-Busch family, how beer is brewed, what Bevo is, and taste free beer! Went strolling around the Soulard area and had GREAT coffee at the Soulard Coffee Garden... BIG boy BIG meal. Gotta love it. When in St Louis it's a must visit place for BBQ. The waiting line is long but worth the wait. The Lemp Mansion, one of the most haunted houses in America and currently a restaurant and bed and breakfast. Beautiful mansion with a dark history. #haunted #paranormal #mansion Cool elephant design and pot on the side of the bird house at the St. Louis zoo. Wonderful view from St. Louis from across the river. Not a cloud in the sky! St. Louis original courthouse The view of the courthouse and its surrounding buildings at dusk! This photo will be featured in the St Louis Home magazine Fall edition on stands September! #architecture #goldenhour When visiting St Louis and looking to photograph a skyline this place is safe and open for public. Self explanatory. The Gateway Arch in St.Louis, MO is an interesting structure. Standing at 630 feet tall it is the tallest arch in the world. The Monument was open to the public in 1967 and you can even take a ride in a ridiculously small elevator of sort to the top where you will find a viewing room, from there you can see for miles in any direction across the city skyline.
#STL #GatewayArch #Monument #BW #arch View from the Gateway Arch in St Louis, MO.
#StLouisArch Fresh produce. A must for photo shoot in St Louis St. Louis gateway arch Square One is a beautiful venue for friends, food, and drink. At 9:30 am, Dec. 18, 2014, we caught this sight: the shadow of the St. Louis arch projected over St. Louis.
Most of the year, the shadow doesn't reach the city buildings and is located much nearer the ground under the arch.
#USTravel Taken from the Mississippi River Overlook at Malcom W. Martin Memorial Park.
#bvscities This is under Eads bridge looking at the arch and St Louis city but not the safest place to be at midnight as its basically in East St Louis.
#BvsCities Bell Tower Busch Stadium St Louis, MO
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Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Indoor pool


Located in Downtown St. Louis, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Old Courthouse and Busch Stadium. Gateway Arch and Dome at America’s Center are also within 15 minutes.

Hotel Features

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an indoor pool and a fitness center. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and a free manager's reception are also provided. Other amenities include a spa tub, coffee/tea in a common area, and a business center.

Room Amenities

All 355 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, free long-distance calls, and free local calls.

Languages Spoken

Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch provides a spa tub and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. Guests are offered a complimentary breakfast each morning and a complimentary manager's reception is offered on select days. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.

A business center is on site at this 3-star property. This business-friendly hotel also offers coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Limited onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis (surcharge). A total renovation of this property was completed in June 2017.

Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch is a smoke-free property.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free reception 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Conference space 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Express check-out 
  • Restaurant 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 355 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Swimming pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English


Self parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free long-distance calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • LCD TV 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 9:30 AM. The hotel offers a complimentary manager's reception on select days.

Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property requires a credit card authorization for USD 50 for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site in cash instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD $10 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 35 per accommodation, per night
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 2 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 20.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 35 per accommodation, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD $10 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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  • Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis
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We should mention

Up to 3 children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

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