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Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw St, Saint Louis, MO 63110
314 577 9400
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Ranked #2 of 131 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: Visitors discover and share knowledge about plants and their environments at this National Historic...
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have a lovely evening at the Garden Glow display at the Botanical Gardens. This light display is very tastefully done and only takes about an hour to walk around and enjoy. Be sure and go in the Shaw home. Very beautiful and a chance to warm up a little. Also be sure and get your picture taken under the... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The gardens cover 75 acres and take you to so many different habitats. I was there in August, but if I lived closer, I would want to see it in it's all different seasons, or even weekly. In addition to beautiful well tended gardens the art, sculptures, glasswork, and fountains popped up around many a corner. I spent hours there,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

When I think of botanical garden, I think of summer, but we went in late October and had a great time. The grounds are really huge (lots of walking), though there was a tram tour offered for a small fee. We walked most of the grounds over several hours. It was really beautiful, with different areas showcasing different plants, flowers,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Stroll the beautiful grounds. View the blown glass art scattered throughout the park. The climatron is a must (domed greenhouse). They have an outside area for children to play. Bring your camera. It is difficult to take a bad picture here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Such a great experience. Beautiful to wander around for the day.There is always something going on there.

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Edwardsville, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The title pretty much says it all. It's a great place to spend a couple hours, and I love all the different annual events they have at the garden.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I thought that all Christmas light shows were pretty much the same. Glad to report I was definitely wrong. Nice tour, and a unexpected surprise. Went through the Shaw house, hadn't known that that was available to go through. Very nice! Great combination of lights and music. One of the fun parts, a gazebo with mistletoe and a sign above..."Goodnight... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Missouri Botanical Garden is Henry Shaw's gift to the whole world-what a place to come and visit-any time of the year-to see nature at its best-right in the middle of urban St. Louis. Outfitter to the brave souls that started their trek Westward (oh year, the Gateway to the West with the Arch and all that), Henry Shaw's homestead... More 

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St. Louis MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is the second year for the Garden Glow, a holiday light spectacular. I was told that there are over 600,000 lights this year. The garden grounds are amazing. There are various stands which sell refreshments and food. Great for the kids. Get your tickets early or on line because this even will sell out.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Garden Glow! I visited with my son this weekend and had a fabulous time. Yes it was crowded, yes it was cold, and yes the lights were spectacular. All ages seemed to be enjoying the walk at their own pace and plenty of places to take the perfect photo. The adult hot chocolate was really good and hit the spot... More 

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