March 26, 2015
When I saw the Great Arch from the town, I could not believe there is a way up that architecture. Once we purchased a ticket to the observation deck at the top, we walked a few minutes to the arch.
Just to enter the visitor center, people have to pay $3 per person. I personally would recommend to get a $10 ticket to take the tram up to the top, because the underground center had only souvenir shops opened at the time of my visit. We were allowed to enter the visitor center 30 minutes before our actual tour time.
The door to the tram was very low that we had to bend waist to enter the tram. There were five seats in each.
When I got to the top, my fear escalated as I felt the arch swaying a bit from the wind. We had to lean over to the window to get a good look, and I had to ask my friend to take the pictures for me.
The Busch Stadium is also visible from the deck.
The Great Arch is like the Statue of Liberty, but way up high. The observation deck was 630 feet above the ground. If you are acrophobic or claustrophobic, then it is not a good idea to go up the arch. But you can still visit the underground and the Old Courthouse.