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Top garden recommendations from locals

“Plant yourself in the middle of a robust journey through beautiful sights. ”
  • 158 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Beautiful to walk around, lots of paid and free events, entrance to the garden is free, parking is paid, but can park for free around the area and walk to the garden. Check their website for events. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
“All of your guidebooks will tell you about the Bean, the Skydeck at Willis Tour and Wrigley Field. This is a real gem and completely off the radar. Either take an Uber or use the CTA trains. Please note the area surrounding is a tad rough.”
  • 123 locals recommend
“Botanical garden with thousands of plants, from tropical species to seasonal flowers, in a glass-domed structure.”
  • 65 locals recommend
“Citygarden is an oasis in the heart downtown St. Louis: a vibrant and serene blending of lush plantings and internationally renowned sculpture. Great for kids and adults. Some water features, if kids want to wear swimming gear!”
  • 30 locals recommend
“The Wizard of OZ theme holds true with the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy, and Toto statues. The park features such Oz-ified amenities as a playground called Dorothy’s Playlot and a volunteer green space known as The Emerald Gardens. Entrances are at intersections of W Webster & N Orchard (statue of Dorothy) and intersection of N Lincoln Ave, N Larrabee St., and W Webster (statue of the Tin Man).”
  • 42 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Beautiful larger than life art installations, gardens, and trails for hiking and exploring!”
  • 20 locals recommend
“World Renowned gardens. Beautiful to visit. There is a great resturant on site that serves breakfast and lunch ”
  • 12 locals recommend
“This library is so big, they named an el platform after it! Eight stories worth of books, electronic media, and events are just a few Pink Line stops away.”
  • 5 locals recommend
“Gorgeous indoor jungle worth a visit. Great for a rainy day activity. Conveniently located right off the Green Line.”
  • 14 locals recommend
“100 year old conservatory offers a great place for a picnic and area for kids to run around.”
  • 13 locals recommend
  • 4 locals recommend
“Great place to go for a hike, bring the kids to learn about nature, enjoy many of their activities or just sit in the grass and enjoy the day. They have year round activities for the entire family including bicycle rental in the park with miles of roads to ride on. Great trails for hiking.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This is the home of Judge David Davis, good friend of Abraham Lincoln. It’s an impressive estate with a rich history right in the middle of town!”
  • 7 locals recommend
“The garden is a combination of perennials, bulbs, grasses, shrubs and trees. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
“The Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden, commonly known and referred to as the Lincoln Memorial Garden, is a self-governing 100-acre woodland and prairie garden owned by the city of Springfield, Illinois and managed by the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden Foundation. ”
  • 2 locals recommend