Grant's Farm, Saint Louis
Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Historic Sites, Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
See a typical 19th-century Bavarian farmstead, visit animals, and watch them perform at Grant's Farm, a top family attraction. Catch a free tram with a narrated tour to reach the heart of the farm. Along the way, you'll visit a deer park and see numerous species in their habitats. More than 900 animals live at the site, among which are Budweiser Clydesdale horses, buffalos, elephants, camels, and kangaroos. Kids can feed and play with baby goats, and ride carousels. But remember this, the baby goats can be a handful sometimes. Open to the public since 1954, the farm has been visited by more than 24 million tourists. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Grant's Farm by using our Saint Louis trip builder.
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No entry fee, but $12 to park. For a family outing you can't beat this! And for the adults at the end you get a couple free brews! What more could you ask for! Pony rides, goat feeding, exotic animals... read more »
We were in town with kids. Grant's Farm is a great choice for a few hours. It is a beautiful piece of land with lots to look at. The staff was super friendly and helpful.
Our teenage kids both love animals so this is right in their wheelhouse. You pay for parking and there is no other entry fee. They do get you with plenty of little pay-to-play things inside the park t... read more »
The 281 acre estate of August "Gussie" Busch Jr. And his children. You start your tour taking a tram through the 160 acre deer park there you will see The historic home of Ulysses S. Grant which has been relocated to this property in the early 1900's one fence facing Gravois road-in front of the Cabin is made of 2,563 rifle barrels used in the Civil War.. There is a petting zoo, a bird show an elephant show, camels rides....you can feed baby goats, llamas and camels, even Parakeets!!! Make sure you eat a G&W Brat (made in South City)in the beer garden---with free samples of AB Beer!!! While your in the beer garden visit the Carriage house and see all of the Busch families historic carriages and equestrian awards!!! The King of Beers lived here!!! You can also visit the World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales in the big red barns on the edge of the parking lot. This is a St. Louis Gem, I was lucky enough to work there through my HS and college years- great experience.
I had high hopes for Grant's Farm. The tram ride through the grounds was pretty cool. The animals had so much land to inhabit! The birds of prey "enclosure" hurt my heart. Several owls, Hawks and a Bald Eagle tied with leather restraints to a small perch some trying to fly away. Behind them a sign stating that restraining them this way is ok because people have been doing it for hundreds of years... I worry about the welfare of the elephants as well. Bud was the star of their show and seemed to be a pretty happy elephant. The handlers preach conservation which is wonderful but there was one other elephant I saw who seemed to be much older and not as happy. This elephant grabbed one of the handlers quite violently. For having so much land available to this farm, the elephant enclosure is very small. It would be great if they could give them more of a sanctuary type enclosure and let them roam freely like the other animals.
Grants Farm is great. If you haven't been there yet, you need to go. It took us 3 years to get there after moving there. I wish we had been there sooner. I would recommend NOT going on opening weekend, the lines are rather long. The staff was great and very accommodating.
This place was pretty cool. A lot of history here with the old cabin of Ulysses S Grant on site among other things. The landscape is beautiful. The tram ride takes you through what could be described as a North American safari, but with animals from all over the world just wandering around together. Once you get to the other side of the farm, there are more animals to see, some that you can feed. There is an old carousel to ride and the attractions are reasonably priced. The tram ride to get there is free, and it's free to get in, so if you choose not to do the other things, your only cost is parking. Hard to beat that. They have food available there. Prices for that are about what you would find at a zoo. I had a smoked cheddar brat which was delicious. Even better though, since it's owned by Anheuser Busch, they offer those 21 and over two free samples of beer, and they're good sized samples. I was hoping for something from their Goose Island brand, but they had a lot of other choices, and free beer is free beer.
Great place to take the kids. My ONLY "complaint" is the guides/tram ride. Monotone guides telling you about things as you drive by them, usually too fast to see what they're talking about. Lol. They have misting fans all over which is GREAT.
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