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Missouri Botanical Garden

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Address: 4344 Shaw St, Saint Louis, MO 63110
Phone Number: 314 577 9400
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Description: Visitors discover and share knowledge about plants and their environments...
Visitors discover and share knowledge about plants and their environments at this National Historic Landmark, which has been open for more than 140 years.
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Okay, I admit it. I live in St. Louis and am proud of the Missouri Botanical Garden and have visited dozens of times. Not only does it have a geodesic dome designed by Buckminster... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Madison, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stopped here on our mid week getaway in St Louis. We really enjoyed the plants and displays. This was the first time we had ever been to a botanical garden, and I think we will be going to more know. Thanks for introducing use to a new vacation experience!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Okay, I admit it. I live in St. Louis and am proud of the Missouri Botanical Garden and have visited dozens of times. Not only does it have a geodesic dome designed by Buckminster Fuller, the dome hosts the Climatron rain forest habitat. Its Japanese Garden was designed and installed by experts and the smaller Chinese Garden was installed as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Garden is a hidden jewel with a number of events throughout the year--concerts, Japanese Festival and numerous not-for-profit functions. The most recent of my visits, was the best of all--the Chinese Lantern Festival. This will be the last week for it, and a must see, at night!

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I have been here several times and never tire of it. We visited the Lantern Festival in July. It was fantastic! Beautiful pool, grounds, Japanese Garden, endless list. Check out their website for more info! You will be happy you visited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We went during the Japanese Lantern Festival and it was very lovely. If you do go during this time, it's best to get before dark to see all the other beautiful gardens, my favorite was the Japanese gardens, before it gets dark. Then walk back through to see the lanterns lit at night. It is a wonderful experience. This place... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

If you are a City resident you get in for free on Saturday and Wednesday mornings. I am a sucker for free things so it always surprised people when I would say that I've never been to the Gardens. So when my mom came to visit I decided to bite the bullet and go for a walk! Glad that I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Wow! Chinese silk lanterns four stories tall! and in a beautiful setting...the pictures linger in my mind...we loved it!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the botanical garden on our honeymoon because its was the #1 place to visit on TripAdvisor. I think people who really enjoy looking at landscaping and flowers would love this place. There were lots of areas to get nice pictures. But overall, we were a little disappointed. Not really somewhere that I would recommend for most people.

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The park was just beautiful, and the lantern sculptures were lovely. It was an oppressively hot summer day/night when we were there, but the event was so lovely we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves despite the heat. The evening photos we took of the lights were just breathtaking!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We belong to the Missouri Botanical, but have never been to the Lantern Festival. I totally recommend getting there before it ends. It was extended to Aug 30th. We were also entertained by an acrobatics troupe from China. The lights in the artwork were colorful, bright and larger than life. There is an display made of thousands of dishes and... More 

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