Grant’s Farm, a fun family attraction outside of St. Louis, is a 281-acre farm that serves as the home of the Busch family. They continue to maintain the farm, making it accessible to thousands of visitors every year. The farm got its name from Ulysses S. Grant, former US President, who lived and worked on the farm before the Civil War. It is a lovely place steeped in history, and it houses many well-preserved historic pieces.
However, the most popular attraction is the animals, both domestic and wild, that the Busch family has gathered from around the world. The farm is currently a refuge for more than 900 animals from 100 species. Some, like deer and bison, roam free. Others, like goats, parakeets, and camels, live in more protected areas. There are also tortoises, monkeys, wallabies, ducks, lemurs, swans, elephants, and so much more. When you get tired, take a break at the lovely courtyard in front of the Tier Garten or farmstead and have a bite to eat.
10501 Gravois Rd, St. Louis, Missouri, Phone: 314-843-1700 (website) Photo: Grant's Farm
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