Grant's Farm is located south of St. Louis, Missouri. The farm is named after Ulysses S. Grant, who was the 18th president of the United States. The Grant family received the farm as a wedding gift in 1848, and then over the years was owned by various families. The farm was then purchased by August Busch Sr. in 1907, the owner of the Anheuser Busch Brewery.
Grant's Farm sits on 281 acres and was the ancestral home of the Busch family. The farm is home to over 1,000 animals and there are over 100 different species represented in Grant's Farm, covering six different continents. The farm has been operated by the Anheuser-Busch Inc. for the last five decades and has become a St. Louis tradition. Over 24 million guests have visited the farm over its long history, which has made Grant's Farm one of the top family attractions in the Midwest.
One of the major attractions at Grant's Farm is the Tier Garden. The popular attraction hosts educational and entertaining animal shows in the Tier Garden Amphitheater. The Tier Garden gives guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with many of the animals that participate in the shows. Guests can see a variety of animals such as kangaroos, colorful birds and tortoises. One of the favorite pastimes for visitors to do is to feed and pet the vast array of pygmy goats that live on the farm.
Deer Park contains many species of exotics animals from around the world. Bison, Red Deer, Black Buck Antelope and Zebra are allowed to freely roam the area of Deer Park, in a natural setting. Visitors are driven in open air trams by guides and are given a brief history of each species of animal. Throughout the tour guests will see many pristine lakes containing fan-tailed goldfish and large Japanese koi fish.
The Bauernhof was the first building constructed on the site in 1913. The building is surrounded by a gorgeous courtyard and is a typical example of a 19th century Bavarian farm. The area is complete with stables, a carriage house, offices and living quarters for those who previously lived and worked on the farm. Now the Baurenhof is home to the Busch family collection of carriages.
The Budweiser Clydesdale Stables are home to about thirty-five Clydesdale stallions, mares and foals. There are up to fifteen foals born on Grant's Farm each year, and these beautiful horses are housed in one of the most opulent stables in the country. The stables are made of red brick and have stained glass windows surrounding the top of the building. In the center of the stable, is an antique beer wagons on display that provides a complete history on the origins of the Budweiser Clydesdales.
Grant's Farm is a living symbol of the Busch family and their dedication to the conservation and the preservation of animals. The farm has become one of the most popular attractions for visitors to St. Louis, Missouri. Grant's Farm charges no admissions fee, and provides entertainment and educational camp programs for children of all ages. People will find many interesting sights and activities to enjoy while visiting Grants Farm.