Gateway Arch National Park

Gateway Arch National Park

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Park Details

Gateway Arch National Park was established on December 21, 1935, and has a total area of 91 acres (0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers).

Address Fourth Street between Market and Chestnut streets, St. Louis, MO, 63102
Phone314-655-1600
Hours5:00am -11:00pm year round
Entrance Fee$3 to enter per person; $12-$15 tickets to top
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Gateway Arch National Park is the 68th most visited park in the country.

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Gateway Arch National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Gateway Arch National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Gateway Arch National Park are September, October, May & June.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visits25,02621,25865,02561,66477,153117,599363,556118,12678,84884,32668,24964,253
Precipitation606984989560554961678768
Avg Temp414657687787919182705644
Max Temp60667583909610110195867462
Avg Temp252936455665676557473728
Min Temp51218283849545138292010
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Gateway Arch National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Gateway Arch National Park is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
Route 66 National Park Road Trip2,30013
Gateway Arch, Ozarks to Hot Springs7197

Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Gateway Arch National Park.

NameDistance
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site10 mi
Lincoln Home National Historic Site86 mi
Ozark National Scenic Riverways115 mi
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park143 mi
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial176 mi
Fort Donelson National Battlefield195 mi
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield205 mi
Buffalo National River209 mi
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site219 mi
Harry S Truman National Historic Site235 mi

Nearby Campsites & RV Parks

If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Gateway Arch National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.

NameDetailsMiles Away
Horseshoe Lake Recreation AreaEast St. Louis, IL more 8 miles
Scott AFB MilitaryBelleville, IL more 19 miles
Babler Memorial State ParkWildwood, MO more 27 miles
Pere Marquette State ParkGrafton, IL more 31 miles
Klondike County ParkSt Charles, MO more 35 miles
Robertsville State ParkMO more 37 miles
Beaver Dam State ParkPlainview, IL more 42 miles
Dam West - Lake CarlyleCarlyle, IL more 44 miles
Washington State ParkDe Soto, MO more 46 miles
Eldon Hazlet State ParkCarlyle, IL more 46 miles

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Gateway Arch National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
None Found.

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Gateway Arch National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Gateway Arch National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
St. Louis Lambert International AirportSTLSt Louis, MO13 mi
Indianapolis International AirportINDIndianapolis, IN221 mi
Louisville Muhammad Ali International AirportSDFLouisville, KY243 mi
Kansas City International AirportMCIKansas City, MO248 mi
Memphis International AirportMEMMemphis, TN248 mi
Midway International AirportMDWChicago, IL253 mi
Nashville International AirportBNANashville, TN258 mi
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Gateway Arch National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Scott AFB/Midamerica AirportBLVBelleville, IL20 mi
Abraham Lincoln Capital AirportSPISpringfield, IL88 mi
Cape Girardeau Regional AirportCGICape Girardeau, MO102 mi
Quincy Regional Baldwin FieldUINQuincy, IL106 mi
Decatur AirportDECDecatur, IL109 mi
Columbia Regional AirportCOUColumbia, MO110 mi
Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Forney fieldTBNFort Leonard Wood, MO122 mi

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.