A Photo Tour of Grant's Farm

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    A Photo Tour of Grant's Farm

    Photo by Deborah O'Brien

    Grant's Farm is one of the most popular free attractions in St. Louis. The 281 acre farm has been open to visitors for more than 60 years. It is home to hundreds of animals including the famous Budweiser Clydesdales.

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    Grant's Farm: Clydesdale Stallion Barn

    Photo by Deborah O'Brien

    The Clydesdales are housed in a stable area that's separate from the rest of the Grant's Farm. The Clydesdale area is located at the far end of the parking lot. Visitors can walk through the Stallion Barn for an up-close look at the horses. 

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    Grant's Farm: Clydesdale in the Barn

    Photo by Deborah O'Brien

    Grant's Farm is home to about 50 Clydesdales of varying ages, including the geldings that are trained to pull the Budweiser wagon. In the spring, visitors can often see the newest foals alongside their mothers. 

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    Grant's Farm: Clydesdales in the Pasture

    Photo by Deborah O'Brien

    Visitors can see the Clydesdales in their outside enclosures as well. For a more in-depth look, Grant's Farm offers a behind-the-scenes tour of the Clydesdale Stables. The 90 minute tour includes the chance to interact with one of the retired geldings. The cost for the tour is $25 a person.  

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    Grant's Farm: Tram Station Boarding

    Photo by Deborah O'Brien

    Near the entrance of Grant's Farm is the tram station. Visitors take the ten minute tram ride to the center of the park. From there, it's easy to explore the rest of the farm. The trams run continuously from 9 a.m (9:30 a.m. on Sundays) to 3:30 p.m. 

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    Grant's Farm: Animals from Around the World

    Photo by Deborah O'Brien

    The Grant's Farm tram follows the perimeter of the park covering many acres of land. Along the way, a guide points out some of the animals who are allowed to roam free on the land. There are cows, geese, ducks, peacocks, horses and more. Some of the animals come right up to the tram. Others can be seen in the distance.

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    Grant's Farm: Feeding the Goats

    Photo by Deborah O'Brien

    The Grant's Farm tram ride ends near the goat enclosure. Visitors can buy bottles of milk for $1 each to feed the baby goats. Another good option is the the Fun Pass which includes two bottles of milk, a carousel ride and a snow cone for just $5. 

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    Grant's Farm: Macaws and Other Birds

    Photo by Deborah O'Brien

    The Tier Garten at Grant's Farm showcases animals from around the world. There are macaws and other tropical birds, as well as elephants, kangaroos, lemurs, giant tortoises and more. Several times a day, keepers host animal encounters and educational programs to allow visitors to learn more about the different species and the threats they face in the wild. 

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    Grant's Farm: The Bauernhof

    Photo by Deborah O'Brien

    The Bauernhof is the the main gathering area at Grant's Farm. Visitors can get food at the Brat House and Deli or from one of the snack carts in the plaza. The Bauernhof is also where most special events take place including Family Flicks Nights in June.

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    Grant's Farm: Free Beer Samples

    Photo by Deborah O'Brien

    Grant's Farm offers two free beer samples to all visitors who are 21 and old. The samples are available at the hospitality room at the Bauernhof. Choices include Budweiser, Bud Light and other seasonal AB products. Visitors can also purchase popcorn, giant pretzels and other snacks to go along with their beer. 

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    Grant's Farm: Busch Family History

    Photo by Deborah O'Brien

    Grant's Farm was once owned by the Busch family and there is still plenty of memorabilia from the early days of the farm. In a museum near the Bauernhof, visitors can see the famed Budweiser wagon, as well and other carriages and historic vehicles. 

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    Grant's Farm: General Store

    Photo by Deborah O'Brien

    Wrap up a visit to Grant's Farm with a stop at the General Store near the exit of the park. The shop has all kinds of AB merchandise, along with clothes, toys and souvenirs for guests of all ages.   

    After a visit to Grant's Farm, be sure to check out other great St. Louis attractions like the St. Louis Zoo, Gateway Arch and Anheuser Busch Brewery.