This is one of those things you have to do once in life. The Arch is really fantastic. From a distance, you'll think it's too narrow for people to go up to the top--you'll still wonder about that even when you're right up close. But you can ride up, in claustrophobic elevators; though not a long ride, you should allow 45 minutes because you'll have to wait in line before getting on. The best way to visit is by buying a ticket for a specific departure time and then showing up for that time.
Once up top, you'll get great views of the city, the midwestern plains beyond, and the river. Once, when I was young, I went up with my school class and about 10 to 15 of us ran from side to side in unision un...Read More