Beale Street Landing in Memphis

Beale Street Landing

Phillip Van Zandt

Don’t spend your whole summer indoors. Head down to the Mississippi Riverfront and take advantage of Beale Street Landing. This multi-level structure not only provides a central docking location for The American Queen Steamboat Company’s American Queen cruise line and Memphis Riverboat Tours, it also offers a fantastic place to eat, drink and chill out with some of the city’s best views.

Beale Street Landing links Tom Lee Park and Riverside Drive’s historical cobblestone. Visitors and locals will have easy access to the foot of Beale Street from the park, and joggers, walkers and cyclists will be able to easily traverse over the structure using the grass-covered rooftop.

Bikers at Beale Street Landing
Kids playing near Beale Street Landing
Biking by the Mississippi River in Memphis
Riverboat rides on the Mississippi River
There's lots to do and see on the Memphis riverfront

This grassy area is the perfect spot for a summer picnic. Bring your lawn chair or beach towel and dine outdoors while watching the boats sail by. The unmatched views make Beale Street Landing a prime location for a picturesque family photo, an intimate party or even the prefect romantic proposal.

Kids love the play area at Beale Street Landing - a splash pad, slide and plenty of room to run about. Kids can turn on the water in the splash pad by pushing a button with their foot, causing water to shoot from the tops of large metal cylinders designed to look like reeds. Next to the park, parents can relax with gardens, seating areas and free Wi-Fi.

Get up close and personal with the Mighty Mississippi through Google Street View. Beale Street Landing (located at the foot of Beale Street in Downtown Memphis), serves as a welcoming pad for all those traveling by river. Head to the grass rooftop for spectacular views of the skyline and river.