Laclede’s Landing has acquired the status of a major attraction in the city of St. Louis in Missouri. Situated on the Mississippi Riverfront just north of Eads Bridge, the site is an assortment of blocks consisting of cobblestone streets and quaint cast-iron-and-brick warehouses which have now been transformed into restaurants, shops and bars. This charming neighborhood is a delightful place to explore with its unique nostalgic ambience.
The city of St. Louis was in fact founded by Pierre Laclede, a merchant who was formerly a French soldier. His intention was to establish a fur trading post, and the site he chose was an elevated location below the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Laclede christened the village St. Louis in memory of the king of France’s patron saint. The settlement grew steadily and the district known as Laclede’s Landing provided goods such as leather items, coffee, tobacco, mattresses, machinery, candy and whisky for the barges which plied the river waters.
Today the visitor will find a wide selection of restaurants and bars at the Landing. These include popular attractions like Big Daddy’s, a venue featuring traditional American cuisine. Courteous staff and the popular Specials of the Day make this diner an exceptionally appealing place. A variety of other dining options are also to be found at the Landing.
Meanwhile The Big Bang is an acclaimed rock ‘n’ roll piano bar, with performers ready to accommodate requests. The captivating live entertainment makes this bar a magnet for night owls looking for a place to party.
Not to be missed are such venues as the Heartbreakers Rock ‘n’ Roll Saloon, a premier live entertainment venue featuring exciting bands, first-class cocktails and the resident Heartbreakers Dancers.
Laclede’s Landing also boasts other entertainment venues like the Gateway Riverboat Cruises, Laughs on the Landing, the Wax Museum, the Royal Dumpe Dinner Theater and the Dental Health Theater.
The avid shopper will be delighted by such unusual commercial establishments as Gibbol’s Novelties and Costumes, Doctor John’s and St. Louis Souvenirs.
The traveler seeking quality St. Louis hotels need look no further than the Millennium Hotel St. Louis. This fine St. Louis MO hotel located in proximity to Laclede’s Landing offers excellent facilities for its guests.