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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 900 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.
Admission to Grant's Farm, tram rides and all shows is complimentary. Guest drop offs prohibited.
* $12 per vehicle
* $30 for buses, RV's and oversized vehicles
* $40 for a season parking pass, available at the General's Store
* Wheelchair rental accessible, call 314-843-1700.
2013 Hours of Operation:
Spring Schedule: April 13 Through April 28
Saturday: 9:00 am - to 3:30 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Summer Schedule: Closed Monday (except May 28 & September 2)
April 30 - September 2
Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sundays: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
May 27 & September 2: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed: September 3, 4, 5
Fall Schedule: September 6 - November 3, 2013
Fridays: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
2013 Halloween Celebration
October 4 & 5
October 10, 11 & 12
October 17, 18 & 19
October 24, 25 & 26
Note: Times above reflect when park entrance is open. Park closes 90 minutes after park entrance closes. For more information, call 314-843-1700.
For information on brewery tours, see Anheuser-Busch.
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