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Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw St, Saint Louis, MO 63110
314 577 9400
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Ranked #2 of 152 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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Concord, New Hampshire
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85 reviews 85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is a gorgeous place. The outdoor sculptures compliment the gardens wonderfully. For folks with mobility problems, they have a tram ride through the gardens for an overview, with very witty guide. The gift shop is superb.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

It's a very nice walk. Not too big to walk the whole thing but plenty big to hold so many varieties of gardens. Stunning Japanese gardens.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Missouri Botanical Gardens are vast and varied. The Japanese gardens and Climatron are my favorite areas because the rest of the gardens are not at their prime. The bloom is off the rose. Any season of the year, I think the whole experience could be enhanced by providing brochures identifying flowers by the color of their flowers as they... More

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119 reviews 119 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I encourage a docent tour- you will appreciate each area and species much more than a solo tour. But if not, it is a beautiful walk amongst the trees and flowers. Small children may be quite bored, but great for everyone else.

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Pensacola, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a beautiful and unique garden in the heart of St. Louis.not to be missed.from the experimental garden to the Japanese garden to the Chinese garden, it is a feast for the eyes.then they have Chagall and Chinese light displays.very beautiful and unique

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Sycamore, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Vendor fair was going on. Nice place, parking not so good. Had to park on the street. Very narrow, one way streets in the surrounding area.

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Belleville, IL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A wonderful garden....spring is just beautiful in full bloom. There are always special events going to keep the "gardens" interesting. Wonderful childrens area, Japense garden is so nice, take a stroll over 79 acres of beautiful flowers trees and shrubs. Dont forget to stop an smell the skunk plant! The orchid show is just beautiful in February and March. Plan... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great historic place if you love botanical gardens. Loved the Tower Grove House. The flower display is breathtaking. Don't miss the Japanese garden - a delightful expanse of 14 acres and undoubtedly a spectacle nothing short of a magical eye ointment. 24 dollars were truly well spent.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have spent many an occasion walking through the gardens admiring not just the flowers but the overall layout of the gardens and landscaping. Extremely well kept and a credit to all who work there. A magnificent jewel in St. Louis! Get there early to park inside the facility.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you have any GREEN in your thumb, you don't want to miss this wonderful Botanical Garden. Go on a beautiful day so you can take a nice gentle walk / stroll through the gardens. Very well laid out. If you have young children, have them feed the large gold fish at the China Garden.

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