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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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Florissant, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I've been visiting the Missouri Botanical Gardens for many years, from one to several times each year. There's something beautiful to see no matter what the season. Even in the winter, when the temperatures are freezing outside, the Climatron is nice and warm with so much greenery. I definitely recommend a visit if you're in St. Louis.

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We decided to visit the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St Louis on our vacation based on good things we had heard about it. My aunt has family in St Louis, and she visits the Botanical Gardens every time she is in St Louis. We decided we just had to come here. We were not disappointed! I made the analogy that... More

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Washington, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Botanical Garden is the perfect place to spend a day. Take in the sights and smells of so many incredible flowers and plants. This has been a favorite place of mine since I was a little kid.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best we've visited. Very large, with lots of variation. The Japanese gardens are really impressive. As a whole, it beats most of the famous gardens of Europe, and also has a very helpful staff who can advise people who live in the region on what will work best in their own gardens.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Spent several hours, in the rain, going through the gardens. The wet was worth it. Then dried off in the indoor exhibits, which were equally interesting. Great gift shop!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Always a joy to walk through these gardens. Keep an eye out for special events throughout the spring/summer/fall.

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I am a visitor from the Northwest and not knowledgeable of Botany at all, but I asked a a friend what he and his wife regarded as an "island of tranquility", and he guided my wife and I to the Missouri Botanical Gardens. We spent hours admiring the grounds, the carefully tended gardens, the way Dale Chihuly's blown glass was... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I believe this is America's most beautiful and interesting public botanical garden. In the 1980/90s, under Dr. Peter Raven's direction, the Gardens experienced a rebirth that brought the vision of its founder, Henry Shaw, to full fruition. The Gardens succeed to continue improvements upon the original designs, creating specialty gardens within the grounds set aside by Mr Shaw that educate... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We are members of the American Horticultural Society and hence get fee admissions to many gardens, including this one. August was a great time for many flowers and there was a (paid) leggo exhibit while we were there. Ever see a lawn mower made out of Leggos?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I liked it all. The tram allowed me (I use a cane) to enjoy the whole place and did it in total comfort. The restaurant serves wonderful food, even to the point that the manager of the restaurant stopped at our table and inquired as to how everything was. Nice touch!

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