About Laclede’s Landing
Laclede’s Landing is downtown St. Louis’ oldest district and only riverfront entertainment/dining destination. A favorite among locals and a must-see experience for all tourists and conventioneers, its century-old buildings and cobblestone streets offer a charming reminder of St. Louis’ earliest days, when American history was made every minute and the new settlers helped shape the current city – and the country.
The nine-block area was settled in 1764 by fur traders Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau. The site of the original village – which quickly exploded into a bustling community of merchants, families and industries – was chosen due both to its location near the mouth of the Missouri River and as a natural halfway point for explorers, traders and prospectors heading out to the great unknown (and untamed) American West.
Today, the Landing (as it’s called locally) is home to fifteen unique restaurants, bars and nightclubs, as well as several retail shops, theaters and attractions. It is just steps from the globally-revered Gateway Arch, the Edward Jones Dome (home of the St. Louis Rams), the Lumiere Casino and the America’s Center convention building. Each Labor Day weekend, it hosts over 60,000 attendees for the famous Big Muddy Blues Festival where legendary musicians like Chuck Berry, Booker T and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith have shared the stage with St. Louis’ numerous talented and passionate Blues performers. It has romantic carriage rides, breathtaking river views, historic architecture, delicious food and exciting nightlife.
In short, Laclede’s Landing has it all. Learn more about it here, then come down to experience it for yourself.
Laclede’s Landing District Borders:
To the east: the Mississippi River
To the west: Memorial Drive and Interstate 70
To the north: Laclede’s Landing Blvd. and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge
To the south: Washington Avenue and the Eads Bridge
Laclede’s Landing Neighborhood Association
The Laclede’s Landing Neighborhood Association is a nonprofit organization comprised of the district’s bars, restaurants, retailers and attractions. It is dedicated to preserving the area’s rich history and revitalizing its modern viability through year-long promotion and event development. To contact the Laclede’s Landing Neighborhood Association, please visit our website Contact page.