Laclede's Landing Wax Museum of Saint Louis, Saint Louis

Laclede's Landing Wax Museum of Saint Louis, Saint Louis

Laclède's Landing is a popular attraction located in St. Louis. The Landing is a multi-block collection of cobblestone streets and vintage brick-and-cast-iron warehouses dating from 1850 through 1900, now converted into shops, restaurants, and bars. In 1763, a French merchant Pierre Laclède, along with a crew of 30, set to explore the Illinois Country and establish a fur trading post. In 1764, Laclède chose the first elevated site below the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. In 1784, the site was cleared and temporary cabins were built. Soon the village became the center of commerce with furs as the main source of exchange for goods.

Today, Laclède's Landing, a nine - block industrial area that once housed companies producing coffee, leather goods, mattresses, tobacco, whiskey, candy, and machinery for the barges, features some of the most distinctive restaurants and sidewalk cafes in Saint Louis. Visitors to Laclède's Landing can experience the charm of cobblestone streets and century old brick and cast iron facade buildings as they browse through specialty gift shops.

During the day, the historical district is also home to people who work at the many offices located on the edge of the Mississippi River. At night, horse drawn carriages and live music add to the atmosphere of one of the premier entertainment areas in St. Louis. Nearby, sightseeing excursions and gaming boats offer additional choices for entertainment.

Operation hours: Sunday – Thursday: 11 am – 8 pm; Friday & Saturday: 11 am – 10 pm.

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Sight Name: Laclede's Landing Wax Museum of Saint Louis
Sight Location: Saint Louis, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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