It was here that French merchants Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau first cleared land, built trading posts and established St. Louis.Today, The Landing is the only riverfront entertainment and dining district downtown. It is a mix of old and new: nineteenth century warehouses still stand, given a second life as office and residential space. In this historic, nine-block area, you’ll find more than 20 restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, shops and attractions.Most nights, the streets and bars are alive with visitors having a drink, listening to a band and checking out the wares of shops and other businesses. Horse-drawn carriages ply the original cobblestone streets.The Landing hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Laclede’s Landing is located beside the Mississippi River, north of the Gateway Arch, three blocks east of the American’s Center.Visit our website for a list of attractions and event schedules.