A popular St. Louis destination since 1954, Grant’s Farm is the 281-acre ancestral home of the Busch family, named for Ulysses S. Grant who originally worked a portion of the land.
Ranked in 2004 as a top attraction nationwide by the U.S. Family Travel Guide Zagat Survey® and two time winner of the TripAdvisor®
Certificate of Excellence, this unique landmark combines history, heritage and wildlife to create an unforgettable experience
Over the years, Grant’s Farm has grown and changed as it continues to be the unique, one-of-a-kind attraction that it is. From hosting celebrities, to being a home for wildlife and old world tradition, learn more about its rich history with these images from our archives.
We absolutely love Grants Farm and are regulars. First timers need to understand that you will probably wait for parking and to get in the park. The shuttle from the entrance to the main area can also take some time. Once you get past that it is a fantastic experience. Free beers for the 21+ crowd, good food, and a decent variety of shows and attractions make it a great afternoon getaway. I strongly encourage anyone who goes to check out the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site next door as well. It's a supremely well run and fascinating trek through the history of President Grant. Highly recommend the whole trip!
Great experience! We have two small kids are 1.5 and 3.5. The lines were not bad at all. The tram takes you through the park to see the animals. There were things you could pay for like the milk for the goats but you could pet them for free. Nothing cost more than a few dollars. The elephant show is free. My suggestion would be to book it through the park to the end and get your free beer and then walk backwards as they let you walk around with it.
Overall, worth the wait. We arrived to find a 30 minute wait to park, a 30 minute wait to get into the farm, and a 20 minute wait to get on the tram to actually go inside. Once inside though, it's quite enjoyable. The Tram conductors were funny but very informative. Animals were in arm's reach. Once at the main area off the tram, there is goat feeding, a carousel, animals shows, concessions, and more. I thought it would be more crowded than it was. Then on the way out, you are able to sample two adult beverages which was a nice way to end the trip.
If you are visiting St. Louis, I urge you to take the time to visit Grant's Farm! I went to Grant's Farm with my parents all the time when I was young. I finally took my own daughter a few weeks ago and it was everything I remember and more! Deer Park is stunningly beautiful and allows you to see species from all over the world. The experience of walking up to a camel and having him eat out of your hand was incredible. My daughter couldn't believe it. We also had the opportunity to ride a camel as well, which was amazing! The goats were a little aggressive for my taste, but they do warn you before you go in the pen to bottle feed them (I probably won't do that part again). Parking was a little pricey, but again, I knew this beforehand and it was completely worth every penny. Overall, I was blown away by everything Grant's Farm has to offer. It's only gotten better with time. I also want to note how well taken care of the animals appear to be - all of them looked happy and healthy, which is the most important thing, in my mind, about a place like this.
FREE! Nice shows. Great feeding the animals. Nice exhibits. Pony rides. Carousel. So much fun! and FREE! An absolute must do activity with kids, or any animal lover. Nice tram ride around historical farm populated with a variety of animals. Clydesdales. Other Horses. Good food. Don't miss out, if you like free beer!