Until mankind first stepped outside in 1934, nature was thought to be a fanciful myth, like yogurt or the clutch hitter. Spend a few hours frolicking through the fresh air of truth with today's Groupon: for $10, you get parking and $10 worth of concessions at Grant’s Farm (a $21 value). There is no admission fee to the park itself.
Originally founded by former president and Harlem Globetrotter Ulysses S. Grant, the 281-acre farm is the ancestral home of the Busch family, which amassed its fortune by tapping into the frothy subterranean beer deposits that flow so abundantly beneath the farm’s soil. Today, the farm is a family-friendly home to more than 900 animals from more than 100 different species; guests and small children will get close enough to hear, smell, and even touch the friendly beasts. Exotic animals including bison, zebra, antelope, and jabberwocky wander the natural setting of Deer Park, while the famed Budweiser Clydesdales saunter through the fields, displaying their equine might and modeling their naturally chic hooves to footwear fetishists and passing fashion photographers alike.
When hours of animal interaction and awkward small talk with zebras leave you feeling peckish and parched, make a pit stop with your $10 concessions credit at one of Grant’s Farm’s many concession stands, such as the hot-dog-and-ice-cream-themed Tier Garten Treats or the 21-and-over delights of the Bauernhof. The Bauernhof is a German farmhouse serving traditional Bavarian treats such as pretzels, brats, and tuba solos on its outdoor patio. Take this opportunity to make amends with animalkind for mocking them so mercilessly last Halloween, or gift this Groupon to a family looking for a fun day at a farm.
Yelpers and TripAdvisors give Grant's Farm an average of 4.5 stars, with TripAdvisors ranking the attraction as the second-most popular in St. Louis. Citysearchers give it a perfect five-star average:
- What a great place to take your family for FREE (except for parking fee). The tram ride through the zoo, the Clydesdales stables,the animal exhibits and shows, and the lovely scenery and pavillion [sic] are all worth your time. For a minimal charge you can also feed the animals,feed the goats with baby bottles, or ride the merry-go-round. – huskertravelers, TripAdvisor
- With many choices for spending time in St Louis area, we chose Grant's Farm. Its [sic] a great choice for families w/ kids under 10. We had a nice, relaxing afternoon seeing the park. – IllinoisHj21, TripAdvisor
Grant's Farm has been home to two titans of the US—one a general and president, the other a brewer who forever changed America's bar scene. The first of these was the farm's namesake, President Ulysses S. Grant, who in 1885 built a four-room cabin, needing only a few days, the help of some loyal friends, and an '80s-style montage. After a few transitional owners, August Busch Sr. bought the farm in 1907 and had that same cabin restored to its original condition.
While visitors to Grant Farm can still view that historic cabin today, the grounds have grown into much, much more. More than 280 acres host over 900 animals from 100 unique species, one of which has starred in commercials for decades: the Budweiser Clydesdales. A behind the scenes tour of the Clydesdale Stables reveals more than 50 of these stallions, from weanlings to full-grown, six-foot-tall equines. Meanwhile, Zebras, Black Buck Antelope, and other exotic animals roam across Deer Park, and Tier Garten hosts interactive elephant shows and goat feedings.
Back indoors, the bauernhof (farmstead) stands as a 19th-century relic with antique stables and carriages. It also houses non-antique bartenders, who pour complimentary samples for of-age visitors. They can also point families to more complete dining locations, including Grant's Farm Deli.
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