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“Very Pretty.”

Missouri Botanical Garden
Ranked #2 of 254 things to do in Saint Louis
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Owner description: The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis was founded in 1859 by Henry Shaw. Today, the Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display - widely considered one of the top three botanical gardens in the world. It features 79 acres of horticultural displays, including indoor conservatories and demonstration, formal and international gardens.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Ballwin, Missouri
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8 reviews
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“Very Pretty.”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

The Missouri Botanical Garden is a nice place to go have lunch and spend the day. It's really fun when they have different festivals ( and the kids wil enjoy it more during that time) Nice place to take pictures and relax for the day.

Visited April 2012
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Markham, Illinois 60
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

I saw the Rams (22) vs Vikings (36) game; but I go down on Friday's for the weekend and use the Shiloh-Scott Metro train to traverse the city. Took the #30 bus to Soulard Market to pick up some 'thin' shell pecans and bought some walnuts and Brazil nuts. Went to Union Station for a visit - not much there even though it's a Hilton!!! Ate breakfast at Uncle's and Waffle House different mornings and had dinner at Sweetie Pie's Upper Crust and The Best Steak House; both were delicious!!! Went to Forest Park for the Science Museum and the Jewel Box Conservatory - will do the St. Louis Zoo and History Museum next year (2013). On the other trips I was busy shopping at different malls. I went to Kirkwood, Missouri to the Concordia Lutheran School for my first (probably only--I don't think I can become a quilter!!!) presented by Teajuana Mahone who does Teaquilts [what a wonderful and entertaining presentation, she is GOOD!!!) on Friday 12/14/2012; Saturday, more 'mall hopping', just a fun filled weekend!

Visited December 2012
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Indianapolis
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“Wow! Amazing, Even in December”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

I was hesitant about going to an outdoor garden in December, but the grounds are lovely and there are a few indoor areas, especially the rainforest exhibit in the Climatron. The (free) walking tour was excellent. Don't miss walking the Japanese Garden and seeing those 3' koi!

Visited December 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“As much a St. Louis tradition as the Zoo.”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

I traveled to the Missouri Botanical Graden for the first time as a child in Grade school. Being able to share it with my kids is a very special treat indeed.

They do acknowledge however, that many kids will be bored spending the day looking at plants so there is a nice (added cost) play area on the grounds that will have your younger kids begging to come back for another visit.

If you can go during on of the festivals that will be more than enough to do. My favorite is the Japanese festival, with it's Sumo Demonstrations, Taiko Drums, and of course my favorite the Judo Demos featuring many of the cities local Judo Clubs.

Visited September 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Garden Rivals World's Best”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Beautiful plants couple with artful displays make this a destination not to be missed. Henry Shaw's historic home is on grounds and open for tours. You can count on a relaxing walk or tram ride.

Visited November 2012
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