Gateway Arch reports 41% increase in visitors in 2022

FILE - In this June 21, 2018 file photo, the sun rises over the Gateway Arch and its new...
FILE - In this June 21, 2018 file photo, the sun rises over the Gateway Arch and its new entrance below in St. Louis. A nonprofit called Better Together on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, released a financial analysis showing that a merger of St. Louis city with St. Louis County could save the region's taxpayers nearly $5 billion over its first 10 years, mostly by ending duplication of services and streamlining government. But opponents of the move question the analysis and say it lacks details. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)(Jeff Roberson | AP)
Published: Mar. 8, 2023 at 12:46 PM CST
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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – The Gateway Arch National Park saw a 41% increase in attendance last year.

“It is exciting to see the continued trend toward pre-pandemic tourism numbers as guests return to the top of the country’s tallest monument,” said Mary Lamie, executive vice president of multi-modal enterprises for Bi-State Development, which operates the Gateway Arch tram and riverboat rides. “We have many projects in the works, from a regional advertising campaign marketing the Museum experience to improved visibility for parking, and we’re looking forward to the spring break and summer seasons ahead.”

This week, the National Park Service visitation figures were released. They showed that 1,618,774 people visited that attraction in 2022. In 2021, 1,145,081 people visited the attraction, and in 2020 there were only 486,021 visitors.