I've been to quite a few botanical gardens, usually meeting with some protest from my family (I've got a reluctant hubby and younger kiddos). So when in St. Louis I figured I was pushing my luck when we scheduled a visit to the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Well, they ended up being one of the highlights!! So beautiful. So unpretentious. So many little surprises around every corner. And the Children's Garden was absolutely, absolutely fabulous. Our kids scampered all over, checking out rope bridges, a paddlewheel boat, a cave, etc, etc! We spent more time there than we planned for and just overall had a blast. And of course, the Chihuly glass displays were to die for. Would definitely go back again if we are ever in St. Louis! All of us would!