Events and Activities

Mad Science KidsThe CityArchRiver project is transforming the grounds surrounding the Gateway Arch. With biking and running trails, space for outdoor concerts and a new museum commemorating westward expansion, the new, seamless park experience will have something for everyone. Be part of these great events at the Gateway Arch, parks, and riverfront during the CityArchRiver project.

DAILY Events

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Riverboat Cruises -
Take a relaxing cruise and discover the best view of the St. Louis skyline from replica nineteenth-century paddle-wheel riverboats, the Becky Thatcher and the Tom Sawyer. A variety of cruises depart the riverfront daily. Click here for tickets and more information.

Plan an event

Gateway Arch, Kiener Plaza, Old Courthouse and Riverfront
Would you like to hold an event in any of the above locations? We welcome you to do so. Contact Matt Brinkmann, Special Events and Programming Manager, for more information.

 Matt Brinkman

Matt Brinkmann
matt.brinkmann@archpark.org
314-881-3542

Special Events

Jun
26
Mon
2017
Walking Tour of the Gateway Arch Park Grounds: Daily in June and July @ Gateway Arch
Jun 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Meet a park ranger at the North Leg of the Arch for a walking tour exploring the stories of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

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The Structure and Significance of the Gateway Arch: Daily in June and July (morning) @ Luther Ely Smith Square
Jun 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join a park ranger in Luther Ely Smith Square in the park located between the Arch and Old Courthouse for a discussion on the Gateway Arch. Daily at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Ranger-led Riverboat Sightseeing Cruises: Daily through September 4 (noon)
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

An NPS ranger leads this sightseeing cruise that highlights the history of St. Louis and the role the Mississippi River plays today. Call 877-982-1410 for availability. $20/adults; $10 kids ages 3-15; free for kids under 3. Save up to $3 with the Captain’s Combo (sightseeing cruise and Journey to the Top tram ride). Go to www.GatewayArch.com for tickets.

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Ranger-led Riverboat Sightseeing Cruises: Daily through September 4 (1:30 pm)
Jun 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

An NPS ranger leads this sightseeing cruise that highlights the history of St. Louis and the role the Mississippi River plays today. Call 877-982-1410 for availability. $20/adults; $10 kids ages 3-15; free for kids under 3. Save up to $3 with the Captain’s Combo (sightseeing cruise and Journey to the Top tram ride). Go to www.GatewayArch.com for tickets.

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Great Trials of the Old Courthouse: Daily in June and July @ Old Courthouse
Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join park rangers to learn about some of the many important trials held inside the Old Courthouse over the past 150 years. Hear about Dred Scott’s suit for freedom from slavery, Virginia Minor’s 1874 lawsuit to gain the right to vote and other interesting stories.

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Ranger-led Riverboat Sightseeing Cruises: Daily through September 4 (3:00 pm)
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

An NPS ranger leads this sightseeing cruise that highlights the history of St. Louis and the role the Mississippi River plays today. Call 877-982-1410 for availability. $20/adults; $10 kids ages 3-15; free for kids under 3. Save up to $3 with the Captain’s Combo (sightseeing cruise and Journey to the Top tram ride). Go to www.GatewayArch.com for tickets.

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The Structure and Significance of the Gateway Arch: Daily in June and July (afternoon) @ Luther Ely Smith Square
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a park ranger in Luther Ely Smith Square in the park located between the Arch and Old Courthouse for a discussion on the Gateway Arch. Daily at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Westward Expansion Ranger Talk at the Old Courthouse: Daily in June and July @ Old Courthouse
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Embark on a ranger-led tour of one of the exhibit galleries on the first floor of the Old Courthouse to learn more about pioneers, American Indians, Lewis & Clark and more.

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Jun
27
Tue
2017
Walking Tour of the Gateway Arch Park Grounds: Daily in June and July @ Gateway Arch
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Meet a park ranger at the North Leg of the Arch for a walking tour exploring the stories of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

NPS logo

The Structure and Significance of the Gateway Arch: Daily in June and July (morning) @ Luther Ely Smith Square
Jun 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join a park ranger in Luther Ely Smith Square in the park located between the Arch and Old Courthouse for a discussion on the Gateway Arch. Daily at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.