Grant's Farm
Grant's Farm
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Key Info

10501 Gravois Rd.

Price & Hours

Fri-Sun 9 or 9:30 a.m.-2:30 or 3:30 p.m. or daily, depending on season


Parks and Gardens, Zoos and Aquariums, Free Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
  • 5.0Value
  • 5.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Grant's Farm was built by Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant, who settled on the land in 1854 to farm and raise cattle. Eventually, the namesake would gain fame for his service in the Civil War, which helped the leader become president in 1869.

After Grant moved off the land, the property was preserved by August A. Busch, Sr. and has since belonged to the Busch family. Grant's Farm is now home to 281 acres of land and offers concerts, animal shows and petting zoos for little would-be zoologists. The property also features stables that house some of Budweiser's famous Clydesdale horses. No wonder why recent travelers said this attraction is well worth a visit despite its steep fees for special activities.

You'll find the farm less than 12 miles southwest of St. Louis proper. Hours vary by season, but the park is generally open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 9 or 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 or 3:30 p.m. From late April to late August, the property is also open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The farm charges $13 per vehicle but is free to enter. Keep in mind, though, that camel rides, carousel rides, goat feedings and other activities cost an additional 50 cents to $6 per person. On-site facilities include restrooms, a gift shop and a dining area called The Bauernhof. To find out more, visit the farm's website.

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