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Posted: 3/7/2015 5:24:38 PM EDT
Is there a metal detector or pat down to get inside the arch?
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Worried about your pacemaker?

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Insulin pump.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 5:28:18 PM EDT
They'll just rip it off you and give it back when you exit
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 5:32:23 PM EDT
To answer your question, yes there is.
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That sucks, thanks.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 5:36:08 PM EDT
Watch the size of the knife you carry.  It is stupid restrictive there.  Can't remember the sign and notifications but a serrated blade over a certain length and configuration is illegal.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 5:38:52 PM EDT
Metal detectors at the St. Louis Arch? I don't understand - do they fly planes out of it? House prisoners in it? Why would they do that?
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I believe that someone got popped a few years back for that very thing.
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I don't remember, but it was 4-5 years ago...
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Do you even War on Everything, bro?
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 5:52:27 PM EDT
Having been to the arch once, if face with having to go again or jail time, I would go to jail.

Let's cram about 5 people into a phone booth laying on its side for a 10 minute ride to the top ugh
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To answer your question, yes there is.

That sucks, thanks.

Glad to help!

I was there last June and the Park service has a metal detector and x-ray machine at the front door. Definitely sucks!
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Watch the size of the knife you carry.  It is stupid restrictive there.  Can't remember the sign and notifications but a serrated blade over a certain length and configuration is illegal.


I believe that someone got popped a few years back for that very thing.

What do you mean "popped"?
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Well, the arch itself is made of metal.
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A high traffic, confined space, tourist trap, icon of American.  Nah, it would never be a target for terrorists or any other group that wants to make a statement.




FYI they make you take your belt off too.
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Watch the size of the knife you carry.  It is stupid restrictive there.  Can't remember the sign and notifications but a serrated blade over a certain length and configuration is illegal.


I believe that someone got popped a few years back for that very thing.

What do you mean "popped"?


like a weasel
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 6:21:33 PM EDT
Not worth the ride to the top in my opinion but yes they do have metal detectors and no firearms allowed.
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I believe that someone got popped a few years back for that very thing.

What do you mean "popped"?


WAG...



Just guessing
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 6:25:54 PM EDT
They wouldn't let me bring my knife in, so I hid it by the base of a tree. It was still there 2-3 hours later. No one pays attention to someone burying an object close to an historic area, apparently.
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Is that considered a historic area??  I get why it's prominent, but it was a publicity stunt by Sears

eta:  I'm wrong about that.  I must have seen some old advert or Craftsman catalog that left me with that impression.
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  A high traffic, confined space, tourist trap, icon of American.  Nah, it would never be a target for terrorists or any other group that wants to make a statement.


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Metal detectors at the St. Louis Arch? I don't understand - do they fly planes out of it? House prisoners in it? Why would they do that?

  A high traffic, confined space, tourist trap, icon of American.  Nah, it would never be a target for terrorists or any other group that wants to make a statement.


FYI they make you take your belt off too.




Naturally, the solution is to take extensive measures to ensure the everyone other than the terrorists is completely defenseless.
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They wouldn't let me bring my knife in, so I hid it by the base of a tree. It was still there 2-3 hours later. No one pays attention to someone burying an object close to an historic area, apparently.


Is that considered a historic area??  I get why it's prominent, but it was a publicity stunt by Sears


Everything is a terrorist target now. More hut-hut needed everywhere. As long as everyone "feels" safe.
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Is that considered a historic area??  I get why it's prominent, but it was a publicity stunt by Sears



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Not worth the ride to the top in my opinion but yes they do have metal detectors and no firearms allowed.
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Yep, my kids and I were there last summer. You get to the top, look out the window for a minute, then it's like "Welp, that was fun, let's get the fuck outta here."
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Is that considered a historic area??  I get why it's prominent, but it was a publicity stunt by Sears

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Addressed in my edit.  
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The entire city, like most bigger cities, is of course infected with the stupid.

No terrorist is gonna give a flying fuck about the stupid ass arch.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 7:17:33 PM EDT
I can confirm the other positives......no knifes, CC. We took a group of our friends\family there last year and I had to walk my ass back to the vehicles with every ones hardware. Its very similar to the TSA security theatre at an airport. IE Shoes, belts off, pat down, metal detectors,  etc.....and they weren't very congenial either. Also agree with the folks who weren't impressed. The ride to the top sucks, esp if you are claustrophobic.
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I can confirm the other positives......no knifes, CC. We took a group of our friends\family there last year and I had to walk my ass back to the vehicles with every ones hardware. Its very similar to the TSA security theatre at an airport. IE Shoes, belts off, pat down, metal detectors,  etc.....and they weren't very congenial either. Also agree with the folks who weren't impressed. The ride to the top sucks, esp if you are claustrophobic.
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Amen. That lurching non vented 50 yr old elevator running on a curved track gets stuck often enough that they warn you about he possibility and tell you don't panic when it happens.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 8:38:15 PM EDT
The last time I was there a sign had been posted warning against "switchblade " knives and had a picture of a Spiderco Delica on it.
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Yep, my kids and I were there last summer. You get to the top, look out the window for a minute, then it's like "Welp, that was fun, let's get the fuck outta here."
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Not worth the ride to the top in my opinion but yes they do have metal detectors and no firearms allowed.


Yep, my kids and I were there last summer. You get to the top, look out the window for a minute, then it's like "Welp, that was fun, let's get the fuck outta here."



Well the Museum of Westward Expansion at The Arch (Jefferson National Expansion Memorial) is awesome.

Yes the security is very tight and the lines can be long.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 10:40:20 PM EDT
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That is funny. I did the same thing with a speed loader last time I was there.
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