St. Louis to Experience the Great American Eclipse on April 8

On Monday, April 8, St. Louis will witness a rare and spectacular event – the Great American Eclipse. From 1:55 to 2:04 p.m., the moon will block out almost 99 percent of the sun, creating a true eclipse experience for the city. And for the ultimate viewing location, look no further than the middle of the Mississippi River.

View the Eclipse from the Decks of the Tom Sawyer Riverboat

St. Louis Riverfront Cruise is offering locals the opportunity to witness the partial eclipse from the decks of the iconic Tom Sawyer riverboat. According to Executive Vice President of Multi-Modal Enterprises for Bi-State Development Mary Lamie, the view of the Gateway Arch and St. Louis skyline from the Mississippi River is a unique and breathtaking perspective that they are proud to share with passengers.

Tickets Still Available for the 1:30 p.m. Cruise

If you haven’t secured your spot yet, don’t worry – tickets are still available for the 1:30 p.m. cruise. Prices are $24 for adults, $14 for children ages 3 to 15, and $22 for seniors 60 and older. Children 2 and under can join for free. And if you still need eclipse glasses, the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch team will be providing them to passengers.

How to Get There and Where to Park

The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are located below the south leg of the Gateway Arch and can only be accessed by car via Chouteau Avenue. Parking is available for a fee on the Mississippi River levee next to the boats. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 877-982-1410 or visit the Gateway Arch website. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the Great American Eclipse from the Mississippi River. 

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