Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis

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#2 of 206 in Parks in Missouri
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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  • The Missouri Botanical Garden is an excellent place to visit and explore. There are both indoor and outdoor exhibits.  more »
  • Had a great time children really enjoyed awsome family fun. Nice tour after visiting science center.  more »
  • The Japanese Garden actually visited by the present Royal Couple of Japan. Chihully glass and creative lighting, reflects of plants, trees and water features. WOW.  more »
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  • I you ever want to enjoy a pleasant evening with someone special...I recommend that you try the live jazz in the summer. I smile just thinking about it. There is something peaceful and soothing about hearing those instruments blended with a comfortable breeze, laying on a blanket, enjoying fruit and wine with the one person that can always put a smile on your face. :-) A good life is made up of memories like these.
  • A beautiful and tranquil spot right in the city. There are so many different spots throughout the gardens that will be of interest to all. The kids garden offers an expansive, interactive play area while the Japanese garden offers an expansive yet intimate area for just relaxing. Bring a good book and enjoy the surroundings. I love everything the gardens offers.
  • Wonderful place to visit. Visited over the Christmas season during an event they had called " The Glow". There was all of these Christmas lights up and spread out over all the plants and trees. It was really quite amazing how they did it. It was my first event at the garden that I've been to and I was impressed. No wonder it was so crowded. I recommend checking this place out next time your in the city. Pretty cool place.
  • Great atmosphere! There were a lot of people there, but the Gardens has a pretty good system in place to keep the flow going. Staff was friendly and helpful. Lights were awesome. My favorite part had to be near the end. Going through the section of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" started out cute, looking for each next "day". The last few were interactive, something children (and us grown up kids) could touch. The last one, the "twelve drummers drumming" had twelve drums for all to play. Neat way to end the journey!
  • This is one of the best botanical gardens in the US and offers everything from perfect gardens to a children's garden for play. There is something special going on all year round with cultural festivals, local goods sales, concerts, and lights shows. Membership is a perfect way to support the gardens and it has reciprocity at other botanical gardens (and the Butterfly House and Arboretum!)
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