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Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw St, Saint Louis, MO 63110
314 577 9400
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Ranked #2 of 148 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The Missouri Botanical Garden is a world-class botanical garden founded in 1859. Also known as "Shaw's Garden," it is located just south of... more »
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St Albans
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

If you are at all interested in gardens or plants-this is the place for you. The Japanese Garden, alone, is 14 acres. We joined one of the free walks given by a volunteer which was very informative and useful. Definitely a place to visit in St Louis

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Carbondale, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Beautiful grounds and variety of flowers. It was set up for a wedding. The main area was set up for the wedding ceremony and the grounds for photos. Amazing .

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Don't be afraid to brave the summer heat or the winter and go to the garden. There is something here for everyone. You can always find a quiet bench to be alone or find a more active area to people and plant watch. What is most impressive about the garden is all of the events it has- Japanese festival, Fest... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

well landscaped, interesting sculptures and buildings. Educational. Wish I could have spent more time there. I only had 3hrs, needed a whole day to see everything. Maybe a 2 day pass option?

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Wichita, Kansas
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190 reviews 190 reviews
58 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I would expect much better Botanical Garden for 8USD entry. Japanese garden is really nice but rest was just like "better park". We wanted to enter Climatron but we would need to pay additional 6USD per person! ... so we skipped it.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My favorite attraction of my visit. Lovely varied gardens.I liked the temperate garden, the dome with the spectacular orchids,tropical plants and waterfall. But the most spectacular area by far was the magnificent Japanese Garden. World class! Don't leave without seeing the the Shaw house. There are several botanical gardens in Missouri and many can thank Mr. Shaw who was wealthy... More

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Minneaoplis, MN
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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth a stop, large botanical garden with a gorgeous japanese garden and koi pond surrounding a lake, large hot houses, a Dale Chihuly permanent installation, and many, many other beautiful gardens to wander through. They even have a few scattered restaurants that actually have decent food. They also have one of those "corpse flower" plants, which draws crowds, if... More

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Florissant, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I've been visiting the Missouri Botanical Gardens for many years, from one to several times each year. There's something beautiful to see no matter what the season. Even in the winter, when the temperatures are freezing outside, the Climatron is nice and warm with so much greenery. I definitely recommend a visit if you're in St. Louis.

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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120 reviews 120 reviews
35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We decided to visit the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St Louis on our vacation based on good things we had heard about it. My aunt has family in St Louis, and she visits the Botanical Gardens every time she is in St Louis. We decided we just had to come here. We were not disappointed! I made the analogy that... More

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Washington, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Botanical Garden is the perfect place to spend a day. Take in the sights and smells of so many incredible flowers and plants. This has been a favorite place of mine since I was a little kid.

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