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ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - Grant's Farm has opened for its 61st season of family fun with traditional family favorites as well as new activities including:
"For more than 60 years Grant's Farm has provided St. Louisans with a unique, family-friendly atmosphere, making it a beloved local attraction," said Andy Elmore, general manager of Grant's Farm. "This year we're excited to welcome back visitors for another great season of fun, helping generations of guests make memories that last a lifetime."
Grant's Farm favorites like tram rides, baby goat feedings, behind-the-scenes Budweiser Clydesdales tours and live animal shows will be available for the 2015 season. Camel rides and parakeet feedings are also back by popular demand. As always, guests 21 and older can enjoy complimentary samples of Anheuser-Busch beers.
Grant's Farm will continue to offer once-daily Estate Walk Tours, which showcase the grounds of the Busch family estate while guides share details on the rich history of the property. Tours are available at 9 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday and at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday for $25 per person.
Almost a century ago, August A. Busch Jr.'s father purchased a piece of Missouri farmland once plowed and planted by Ulysses S. Grant. Today, the country estate of the Busch family, Grant's Farm, is preserved as a home for more than 1,000 exotic animals from six continents.
The beautiful oasis can be seen courtesy of Anheuser-Busch, Inc. An open-air Eisenbahn coach winds past Mirror Lake to Grant's Cabin, which was completed in 1856 and remains today as the only structure hand built by an American president. The fence across from the cabin was constructed from 2,563 rifle barrels as a Civil War memorial.
The coach travels through The Deer Park where more than 100 species of bison, elk and antelope to zebras, llamas and ostriches can be seen. You can pet and hand feed some of the animals and attend the entertaining, educational shows featuring African elephants, parrot and birds of prey at the Tier Garten Amphitheater. Admission is free. Bring your camera and take home special memories.
Grant's Farm is home to a breeding operation for the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales. The tour features an opportunity to see the Clydesdale sires, mares and foals up-close in their pastures next to the Clydesdale Stable.
The nearby General's Store, with its extensive selection of Grant's Farm and Anheuser-Busch merchandise is always a popular stop.
Admission to Grant's Farm, tram rides and all shows is complimentary.
* $12 per vehicle
* $30 for buses, RV's and oversized vehicles
* $40 for a season parking pass, available at the General's Store
* Stroller rental available
* Wheelchair accessible.
For information on brewery tours, see Anheuser-Busch.
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