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Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw St, Saint Louis, MO 63110
314 577 9400
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Ranked #2 of 150 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

beautiful...always something to see....very peaceful...wonderfful exhibitions......when i move into st. louis i will join it......well worth your time

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This botanical garden was a jewel in St. Louis. Don't miss it. They also have 'special' showings there throughout the year. We saw the Chihuly exhibit. Well done!. The gardens were beautiful as expected.

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Princeton NJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We spent a beautiful late September afternoon at the Missouri Botanical Gardens and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The setting in Forest Park is magnificent. Every path took you to another lovely garden - a Japanese garden, Chinese garden, indoor tropical forest, formal English garden and many more, laid out so that you never feel like you're in a crowd. Although... More

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St. Charles, MO
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

After doing a lot of walking in the morning, I took my company to the Missouri Botanical Garden for the afternoon. It was easy to take my aunt around the gardens in the tram and provided her a great overlook of the gardens. Then my cousin and I took some time and walked all around the gardens. It's a beautiful... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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25 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Whether you just want to wander the grounds, sit down and relax in the beautiful surroundings or learn more about trees and plants, this is the place. I suggest taking the tram tour first to see where different areas are and then go back and walk to those areas that most interest you.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Missouri Botanical Garden is a superb getaway in the city of Saint Louis. It has many beautiful plants and flowers, and the little sculptures add a sense of surprise through the entire experience. My top three favorites things about the whole garden park are: 1. The Seiwa-en Japanese Garden. There are many Japanese Gardens featured in different states throughout... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit anytime of the year. My mother always enjoyed going here and I loved to take her and the kids. You really must see it at different times of the year to see everything they have. Great place to just sit and relax and read a book or take a stroll.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised at the size and variety of the many special plantings and themed gardens at this spectacular location. the temperate forest and tropical forest indoor displays were superb. We couldn't possibly get to it all in the few short hours we had but did cover the circumference of the property. it was Saturday so a bonus was... More

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Yucaipa, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing gem nestled in the in the suburbs west of St. Louis. For a very reasonable entry price, the gardens provide a delightful stroll, well-marked exhibits, a 19th century house tour and hours of enjoyment. There is more than expected sculptures scattered amid the gardens. Even with a GPS, it is a bit tricky to find--use the signs... More

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Bolivar, Missouri
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Beautiful gardens and grounds. Loved everything about this place. Very excited to see it in all seasons.

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