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Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis

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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. Add Missouri Botanical Garden and other attractions to your Saint Louis trip itinerary using our Saint Louis vacation planner.
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  • We've lived in the St. Louis area for several years but I hadn't taken the time to visit the Missouri Botanical Garden. Big mistake! Thankfully some friends who were visiting from out of town suggeste...  more »
  • The gardens are beautiful throughout the year, but the annual spring orchid show is outstanding, like walking through a fantasy land. The botanists rotate orchids throughout the duration of the exhibi...  more »
  • Japananese lanterns where amazing. This place always makes me smile. So beautiful and well done. Just wish by the stage they had seating for elder people. I took my mom and there was no seating at the...  more »
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  • This is my favorite place to be. It's lovely, educational, and charming. Great place for solo strolls, couple's outings, and family field trips. They have the most enriching events and really put great effort into everything they do or make. Everywhere you look, you can see serious strides in sustainability. Garden hobbyists will definitely find the gear, gifts, supplies, and answers they need here all year around.
  • This is one of St. Louis's finest attractions. It is beautiful year round and they have expanded the docket of events. Garden glow and the orchid show are two of our family's favorites. Unlike other St. Louis attractions, the gardens do cost money, but it is reasonable and memberships come with several perks including free guest passes.
  • Pristine, well kept year round, magnificent in the spring when the trees, magnolias, tulips, and daffodils are blooming. Family friendly, feed the ducks and carps. The place is huge, be prepared to walk. If you get tired, there are a ton of benches to rest on and enjoy the view. The Climatron is fantastic and so are the Japanese and Chinese gardens, the lake. Beautiful place and costs very little money. When it's busy it can get difficult to find parking.
  • A different, beautiful view around every path. Scenery changes each week with seasons. Easy walking paths. One of the best treasures in St.Louis.
  • A beautiful place that is well-kept, with friendly staff and year-round events. This is a prestigious institution that definitely adds to the Cultural value of the Saint Louis region. Saint Louis city and county residents get in free before noon on Saturdays and throughout the summer, there are free concerts held on Wednesday evenings. The Christmas lights are the best in Saint Louis.