AAA Editor Notes
Grant's Farm is on Gravois Rd. at jct. Grant Rd. Ulysses S. Grant built the cabin here in 1856 on land he once farmed. On the 281-acre tract, operated by Anheuser-Busch, are 900 animals including a Clydesdale stable and breeding farm; miniature zoo with such animals as goats, kangaroos and elephants; and an animal feeding area. Programs featuring small animals and information on elephants are offered, with birds of prey shows offering audience participation.
The Bauernhof, resembling a 19th-century Bavarian farm, houses the Busch family's carriage collection, including coaches, carts and sleighs from Europe and Asia. Trophy and tack rooms display harnesses, saddles and other gear. Visitors can ride a tram through the deer park to observe animals from six continents, including bison, longhorn cattle, antelope, wild mustangs, zebras and red deer, as well as lakes filled with goldfish and Japanese koi.
Swan paddleboat rides on Mirror Lake were added in 2014 as part of the attraction's 60th anniversary celebration.
Guests 21 years of age and older are invited to enjoy complimentary samples of Anheuser-Busch products as they are walking through the park or relaxing in the Bauernhof area.
Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.