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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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This place was so much more than advertised in the brochures. The kids garden was fun. The domes interesting. The last time we were there was the Chinese Lantern exhibition. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We are members & have been going here for years. Beautiful gardens! Lots of different flowers & trees, all well identified & cared for. Great for taking pictures. HOWEVER...some times are very crowded: weekends & mid-day seem to be difficult for finding parking. Their lot is too small, but they are land-locked by a neighborhood. Also, seems like in the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This place was so much more than advertised in the brochures. The kids garden was fun. The domes interesting. The last time we were there was the Chinese Lantern exhibition. It was so amazing that we went back another time just to see if we still enjoyed it without the exhibition. We did.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We may have been lucky, but the gardens were gorgeous..azaleas, cherry blossom, tulips etc etc...AND a historic house. Beautiful. Even the food was good...Reuben's sandwich recommended...and I've had a few!

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

One of the MOST BEAUTIFUL gardens one will ever see. World renowned, with a climatron, hands on projects for children, and exhibits during the year, will excite anyone who loves nature. The beauty of the Japanese gardens are breathtaking with the bridges and waterfall.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The flowers are gorgeous! The Japanese garden is just lovely. The Koi fish are the biggest I've ever seen. The history about Shaw was very interesting. It's a great place to spend the day admiring all the scenery and smelling the flowers. Stop in. You won't regret it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a great place to bring a picnic lunch and a friend or two, or to just quietly enjoy the scenery! We found this to be such a relaxing place. Be prepared for a good amount of walking if you'd like to fully explore grounds.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, romantic, educational, endless surprises, meditative, invigorating. And more. This is without doubt the best place in St Louis. Literally for all ages. You can walk, ride, stroll, jog among a world-class collection of trees, flowers, plants, ponds, sculptures. Attend a variety of concerts and ethnic festivals throughout the year. And the true miracle of this place is it is... More 

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We call it Shaws Gardens here in St Louis and it is a beautiful place to visit There is nothing to dislike about this place - you gotta go

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love the Missouri Botanical Gardens. I only had an hour and a half to wander around, but it was well worth it. There were so many flowers in bloom, and the gardens were beautifully groomed as usual. Strongly recommend for families, couples, and solo travelers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Particulary love the orchid show - they have various exhibits during the year. One word of advice - do not eat at the Cafe - food is awful. Really needs improvement.

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