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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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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Love to visit the place. We have been there just to visit the garden and also for the jazz music. All has been enjoyable. Truly lovely.

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This review is based on an old trip that took me through St Louis. And it remains in my memory as one of the best botanical gardens I have ever seen. It was also my FIRST botanical garden and that may be a contributing factor to why it's my FAVORITE. Plus it has a HEDGE MAZE!!! I was travelling alone,... More

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Lenexa
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is the best botanical garden I have ever seen. There is simply an amazing and seemingly endless variety of plants in all sorts of different settings. This review cannot do the place justice. You should know the place is huge and you can't visit nearly all of it even over a whole day. We only got to see a... More

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Fort Myers, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I went to the Botanical Gardens right as the snow thawed and spring weather was arriving. Not all of the gardens were in bloom, but the ones that were were beautiful. I especially loved the rainforest house. It was a sight into something different.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It's a huge place tucked somewhere in St. Louis. It has a variety for every plant enthusiast. I could spend all day in this place. Tranquil and peaceful, even though there are tons of people, you'll still find a place to be alone. I enjoyed every part of it!

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Jeju
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It's beautiful and huge, especially children's garden and maze garden are impressive.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The botanical gardens have a wonderful mix of plants and styles, with Japanese, Chinese, Ottoman, and every other garden under the sun. Lots of fountains and sculpture add to the experience. Be sure tset aside a few hours so that you can see it all.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Make sure you have on comfortable shoes! Or is walking is an issue, they do have the handicap scooters you use (must put down a $25 deposit, which you will get back when you return it). This place is so beautiful and if you want some really nice photos it is a wonderful place to go. I am a photographer... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

While in St. Louis with a mother and child (child having pacemake repair surgery), another friend from St. Louis and I were able to visit the Botanical Gardens. I was greatly surprised the Gardens was reasonably close to Barnes Jewish Children's Hospital. I enjoyed the grounds, exhibits, especially the Lego Exhibit. I would encourage anyone to take the time to... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a good place for a garden lover and a must visit for a botany student. I visited on Sunday and it took almost 30 mins to get through the ticket counter. However, the garden is huge enough to accomodate a lor of people and you wont feel it crowded.

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