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Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw St, Saint Louis, MO 63110
314 577 9400
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Ranked #2 of 148 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Large and beautiful spot with huge diversity of plants and neat garden layouts. Particularly love the Japanese garden. Have attended 2 special events here--Annual Japanese Festival and Chinese Lantern Festival in 2013. Both were spectacular and packed with fun things to do. Garden is free for city residents if you go before noon on Wednesdays or Saturdays (bring a driver's... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The history, the varieties of plants, the unending gardens of all sorts and designs. WOW! We only had the afternoon, so it was rushing to make the entire circuit, but even then we saw so much.

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Largo, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

MO Botanical is an amazing garden and great place to spend an afternoon. Have Lunch. Bring your camera. Sit quietly and enjoy the surroundings. Beautiful

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Lovely botanical gardens and relaxing day trip. There is almost always an exhibition going on somewhere in the gardens. If you have a garden membership, you get 2 free tickets per visit. If you are a St. Louis resident, you get a reduced ticket price!

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Peoria, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

A wonderful visit while in St. Louis - couldn't believe the size of the garden - I believe around 80 acres. Amazingly beautiful, peaceful too in the midst of the city! We got there early in the morning on a weekday and did not have any problems finding a parking spot. It was a hot, sunny day when we visited,... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We had the best time at the Garden back in March. It was very cold, but we got to see the Orchid show which was amazing!!! We did walk the grounds, and learned about keeping guppies in a plant dish. We had a wonderful afternoon...

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Spring Lake Park, Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to the gardens and we enjoyed it every bit as much as the first time. With about 80 acres of gardens and conservatories, you'll want to spend at least a half day here to take it all in. However, if you're pressed for time you'll find even a couple hours here most satisfying. The entirety... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Very nice place to visit. Lots to see and when they have an attraction such as the Lego one very fun to go. Even if you're not a die hard gardener you should go here at least once.

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Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The gardens is always a great and relaxing location to visit. The reason I have not rated this attraction a 5 is the fact attendance is so high, parking can be a real problem, with some having to walk a long distance to get in the facility unless you get lucky and find a person leaving. I would suggest either... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Lots of species of Flour and fauna. You will get lost in the type of species you would find here. Pick a warm sunny day to visit this place, i am sure you wont be disappointed

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