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Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis

Missouri Botanical Garden - St. Louis, Missouri
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Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110Map
+1 314 577 5100
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Founded in 1859 by philanthropist Henry Shaw, the 79-acre Missouri Botanical Garden is the oldest in the country, but it’s far from dusty. Installations by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly and the fantastically fun Children’s Garden have added new cache to this St. Louis institution. Plan two to three hours to take in the garden’s amazing flowers and full mixed bouquet of sensory experiences. Stroll around the koi pond and raked sand beds in the tranquil Japanese garden. Catch the sunlight shimmering through the panes of the geodesic-domed Climatron. Breathe in the perfumed air from the 2,700 rose bushes growing in one of the nation’s 20 test gardens. And, once you find your way through the hedge maze, stop for a bite at Sassafras, Missouri’s first certified green restaurant. With such amazing and scented scenery, the Missouri Botanical Gardens should be on your list of top things to do in St. Louis. Closed Christmas Day. Entry: $8 (ages 13 and up); Children’s Garden an additional $5 for kids ages 3-12

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By ltullman1 | Posted 09/02/10
  The gardens are beautiful year round, but spring, summer if my favorite time to visit. This variety of gardens is stunning from the Japanese gardens, the rose garden and the climatron are among my favorites. The Missouri Botanical Gardens also does an excellent job of inviting artists to integrate travelling exhibits which are amazing (i.e. Dale Chihuly, Niki, etc...). Kids will love to visit the ponds to feed the carp -- they are ugly but it is FUN! The cafe is also worth visiting for a good meal....   Read More
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Missouri Botanical Garden General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries, Tours
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
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3 rd most recommended thing to do in St Louis, MO