Grant’s Farm, south of St. Louis, MO, is home to the Busch family and their iconic Budweiser Clydesdales – but that’s not all. This historic farm is also home to 100’s of exotic animals and was founded in the 1850’s by President Ulysses S. Grant!
Grant’s Farm started off as an 1848 wedding present for the then newly married Ulysses S. Grant. The future general and President set about sawing logs to build the two-story cabin that can still found here.
Grant moved away from both farming and the farm in 1858. After years of renting the property out, the Grant family let it go in 1885. August Busch Sr. bought the property in 1907 and it’s remained in the Busch family ever since.
If the name “Busch” looks familiar to you, it should. It’s often seen in conjunction with the name “Anheuser,” as in “Anheuser-Busch,” brewers of Budweiser beer.
The Busch family has turned the farm into a wildlife preserve. 100’s of species of animals live here, including buffalo, antelope, elephants, kangaroos, ostriches, camels, and yes: Budweiser Clydesdales.
Visiting Grant’s Farm
Visitors to Grant’s Farm will find a wide variety of things to see and do.
History buffs will thrill at the tour of “Hardscrabble,” the two-story cabin President Grant built with his own hands. Be sure to check out the fence near the cabin that is made from 2,563 Civil War rifle barrels!
Animal lovers will enjoy up-close and personal animal experiences in the Tier Garten amphitheater. A tram ride through Deer Park will take you to even bigger and more exotic animals on the farm.
The famous Budweiser Clydesdale Stables are here, too, housing world’s largest herd of Clydesdales.
Hungry? The farm offers a variety of snacks, like bratwurst, pretzels, pizza, and chicken strips. Those over the age of 21 may also drop by the hospitality room for complimentary samples of Anheuser-Busch products.
The farm is located at 10501 Gravois Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123. Admission to the farm is free but some of the attractions are not.
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