|Posted on June 5, 2011 at 4:05 PM|
Last year, The Huffington Post selected the St. Louis Zoo as one of the best zoos in the country. While the admission is free and the exhibits are fantastic, many people outside the St. Louis area might not know of the city's second zoo, Grant's Farm.
Grant's Farm is the 281-acre home of the Anheuser-Busch family. While the family does not live there currently, they do celebrate special occasions at their private estate from time to time. The Anheuser-Busch family shares its land with more than 900 animals representing close to about 100 different species.
The estate does have a petting zoo, but their variety of animals feature more than just the cute and furry. The farm puts on shows throughout the day featuring its two African elephants. They also have zebras, Blackbuck Antelope and Red Kangaroos.
This place is an attraction for all ages. The children can spend quality time with the goats and the parents can enjoy two complimentary cups of Anheuser-Busch beer in the Bauernof, an old courtyard housing several old-fashion carriages.
A trip to a Anhesuer-Busch estate wouldn't be complete without seeing Clydesdales and Grant's Farm has them. While the majority of the Clydesdale fleet is housed in Boonville, Missouri, Grant's Farm still features some of these iconic beauties for visitors to view.