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Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis

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#2 of 282 in Parks in Missouri
Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
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One of the oldest botanical institutions in the United States, Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark. Explore its 32 hectares (79 acres) of plant displays, and savor the peace of this city oasis. Stroll through the serene Japanese garden, one of the largest of its kind in North America, and relax among waterfalls, small beaches, and Asian flowers. In the Climatron, a large geodesic dome, discover a tropical rainforest and an aquarium of exotic fish. Hop aboard the garden's tram to take in the sights from a different vantage point. This 25 to 30 minute tour reveals more about the different plants, sculptures, and buildings. Picnics are not permitted; instead, you can visit any of several on-site cafes. Plan to visit Missouri Botanical Garden during your Saint Louis vacation using our convenient Saint Louis trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • Long time garden members. Always enjoy visiting the many diverse areas of the garden. Best on a weekday and not in mid summer. Multiple visits better to not be overwhelmed. New $100 million... 
    Long time garden members. Always enjoy visiting the many diverse areas of the garden. Best on a weekday and not in mid summer. Multiple visits better to not be overwhelmed. New $100 million...  more »
  • We recently visited the “Garden Glow” holiday lights display here and really enjoyed it. I was so glad the event runs a good many weeks—into early January—so we could catch it returning from our... 
    We recently visited the “Garden Glow” holiday lights display here and really enjoyed it. I was so glad the event runs a good many weeks—into early January—so we could catch it returning from our...  more »
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  • A really nice family friendly garden. Current under renovations to welcome center area, looks like a big project that will be amazing when completed. We came on Juneteenth for a free day at the gardens. They often have gardening workshops and the kids area of the gardens is amazing! Tons of fun things to play on, a slash pad, and more! Would come back just for the kids area!
  • We went to the Garden Glow last Wednesday, and the Garden looks great! The new lobby and front steps blew me away with how amazing they looked. Everything looks so open and modern! I am a big fan of Glow, and of the garden in general. I love how it's set up, and the sense of peace and calm I get from being among all the flora. The new gift shop looks awesome, and I really like all the learning opportunities presented to guests throughout the garden. This is a St. Louis gem that we are so lucky to have!

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