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Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis

#2 of 275 in Parks in Missouri
Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
One of the oldest botanical institutions in the United States, Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark. Explore its 32 hectares (79 acres) of plant displays, and savor the peace of this city oasis. Stroll through the serene Japanese garden, one of the largest of its kind in North America, and relax among waterfalls, small beaches, and Asian flowers. In the Climatron, a large geodesic dome, discover a tropical rainforest and an aquarium of exotic fish. Hop aboard the garden's tram to take in the sights from a different vantage point. This 25 to 30 minute tour reveals more about the different plants, sculptures, and buildings. Picnics are not permitted; instead, you can visit any of several on-site cafes. Plan to visit Missouri Botanical Garden during your Saint Louis vacation using our convenient Saint Louis trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • We got here 1 hour before close - so it was half price. For us an hour was enough to walk through quickly and see a few highlights. They have an exhibit with metal sculptures throughout the park.  more »
  • As a member of the Garden, I love to visit all seasons. It is one of the best anywhere. The children's section is a lot of fun for children. As a traveler, make this a must see!  more »
  • I have been to MANY botanical gardens - the Missouri Botanical Garden was by far my absolute favorite! First off, the staff (Mike at the front desk especially) are very helpful and friendly! The gardens have so much to offer and I love how well all of the plants are marked - a big pet peeve of mine. There are lots of great activities for kids. A good portion of the pathways are shaded. The history here is very rich and the museums in the gardens are very informative. Can’t wait to go back!
  • A Missouri gem. The flora here is perfectly maintained, and the surrounding environment can't be missed. Plenty of glass art is tastefully placed all throughout the park. The dome is obviously a stand-out with many plants I've never seen before. If you're in St Louis, don't miss out on the walk you can have here. It's one of a kind, and much larger than you think.
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