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Address: 7400 Grant Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63123-1801
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Fun National Historic Site visit

Well-informed, friendly Park Rangers greeted us as we entered. There are three main activities to do while on site. The Visitor's Center and gift shop shows a 22 minute video... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well-informed, friendly Park Rangers greeted us as we entered. There are three main activities to do while on site. The Visitor's Center and gift shop shows a 22 minute video about Grant's life. I was worried it would be a little long to keep my 8-year old's attention but he was enthralled - keep in mind history and war are... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My child has autism and she wants to earn all the badges she can in the junior park ranger program. We ended up getting a private screening of the movie, one on one personal answers/questions, and tolerant of autistic behaviors as they process what they are taking in. They were happy to not dim the lights to reduce sensory overload... More 

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We are so glad to hear that your daughter had such a positive experience visiting our park. I also have a daughter on the autism spectrum so know how difficult it can be sometimes when getting out in the community. I will let my staff know that their extra assistance was appreciated by you and your daughter. Thank you for... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Grant site is nestled away in one of the prettier neighborhoods in St. Louis County. Make sure to visit this site along with Grants Farm. If you have a few extra minutes, exit towards Rock Hill Road and look for the Grant marker which marks the actual site of his cabin. This man worked hard his whole life and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

We started with the movie about General Grant. It was surprisingly well done. We then went to the little museum next door and it was also very well done. Very informative and even the kids liked it. We would have taken the ranger led tour but it was too cold for us outside. We will do that next time.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit here. I started my visit viewing the movie in the visitor center. I had no idea how much Ulysses S Grant had done for the country in regards to civil rights. The buildings were very interesting and the grounds are beautiful. Glad I came.

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Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

If you thought US Grant was just some drunken butcher, you should visit here and take a look at the man. Much more well rounded than I thought, and pretty forward thinking as well. Some maps will take you wrong way, just circle back around and you will find it. The facility seemed very new but was nice. There is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

When we first visited this site, there was no Visitors Center and supporting buildings. Very impressive arrangement and the Ranger who started as a volunteer when he was 15 is very helpful and most knowledgeable. See the movie and explore the site.

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Wuhan, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Rangers were good at giving historical information and answering questions. The site is small but has great exhibits. Video is 23 minutes, tour of the house every half hour, and interactive exhibits are good. Site is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

I love NPS sites. The staff is always helpful, friendly and enthusiastic about the topic at hand and usually very happy that tourists stop by. I knew very little about President Grant prior to my visit, but now have a great appreciation for him. We toured the home and several outbuildings with a tremendously knowledgable guide, who was eager to... More 

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Thank you! We are glad that you had such a good experience and enjoyed visiting our site. I will share your comments with our staff. They will appreciate them as well. More 

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Ulysses S. Grant's home is just south of St. Louis. Free ranger-guided tour of the house. It is well preserved but there is really no original furniture or artifacts. The movie was very informative about the life of this president. The ranger was full of facts about this remarkable man. Worth a visit if you're ever in St. Louis area.... More 

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