Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis

4.8
#2 of 263 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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  • Visited the children's garden on a Thursday in June & found it to be very uncrowded. It is a great place to get kids to play outdoors with interactive activities and plenty of shade on a hot day. The ...  more »
  • While I've been to many botanical gardens, I always love to visit them as one never knows what new flower one might stumble upon. As an avid photographer our visit to the garden yesterday did not disa...  more »
  • The botanical garden is in my opinion something that you go to like four times in your life then you are done. It is nice to go like once a year I guess and it is a little different each season. It’s ...  more »
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  • This is the BEST botanical garden! Me and my kids loved everything! I really like how they have inside and outside garden features! My favorites was the indoor rain forest and at the time they had the Japanese garden exhibit for a small extra fee and it was also very beautiful! I even love the buildings and statues! My kids love the indoor area designated for them to play as well! This garden is just all around amazing! They set the standards high for every other botanical garden I visit.
  • The Missouri Botanical Garden has beautiful grounds and was very well cared for. The flora was gorgeous and it was a very enjoyable day walking around and viewing it. The indoor spaces were equally nice, displaying more temperate or tropical plants. The Childrens Garden was well worth the price and provided entertainment for our nearly 4 year old. Slides, caves, a splash pad, boat launches and other fin rope climbs and tree houses were all available and safe. Price was cheap or free for much of this and got a discount for being a member of an out of state arboretum as well.
  • We LOVED the Missouri Botanical Garden. Lots of different areas with different things to see. We were there in May and it was at the very end of tulip season. The tulips were absolutely beautiful. A friend that lives in the area goes during their free walk period on weekdays and really enjoys that. Definitely a place to visit if you’re visiting St. Louis.
  • I love the Botanical Gardens. some of the events are hit-or-miss I think, but for the most part they are well worth it and very well done. I was there for Flora Borealis and they had people from the Astronomy Society there with their telescopes to show us Saturn and Jupiter, which was honestly the best part. Everyone that works here is so friendly and so willing to help you and answer any questions you might have about what's going on or the garden itself. They are so knowledgeable, and help make going to the gardens an experience to remember and repeat.
  • Great atmosphere! During the Garden Glow 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!
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