Welcome to Laclede's Landing!
St. Louis Started Here
Located on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River and just north of the world-famous Gateway Arch, Laclede’s Landing is downtown St. Louis’ oldest district and ONLY riverfront entertainment and dining destination. The nine-block area of Historic Laclede's Landing – once the manufacturing, warehousing and shipping hub of St. Louis – is now home to over twenty great restaurants, clubs, shops and attractions.
Whether you’re visiting with family or friends, in town for a convention or a baseball game, or just exploring the city by yourself, Laclede’s Landing is a great place to eat, drink and be merry.
Find out more about Laclede's Landing and plan your St. Louis visit today!
Laclede’s Landing History
Did you know that the First Missouri Legislature convened here at a hotel in 1820 – one year prior to its admission into the Union – forming a State Assembly and electing a U.S. Senator who, in a move unrepeated in American history, was allowed himself to pick the second Senate representative?
Or did you know that Laclede’s Landing as it exists today is just a small portion of what once was a dense riverfront community of trade, industry, retail and families where the Gateway Arch stands currently?
Before there was the Gateway Arch or the St. Louis Cardinals - before there was even electricity, trains or bridges - St. Louis was a trading post; the last stop for travelers and explorers out to tame the Western frontier. In 1764, Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau founded a city here on what would later be called Laclede’s Landing.
Ever since, it has been the setting for some of this country’s most amazing feats, bravest individuals and interesting stories. For some examples of that inspiring, interesting and sometimes funny heritage, check out the Laclede’s Landing History and Landing Architecture pages.
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