The Missouri Botanical Garden, located in St. Louis, Missouri, was founded in 1859 by Henry Shaw, a botanist and philanthropist. It covers 79 acres and features many different gardens, including a 14 acre Japanese garden, a geodesic dome called the Climatron that houses a tropical rain forest, a hedge maze, a Biblical maze featuring plants from the bible, and a butterfly garden.
There is also a lovely children's garden which includes a pioneer village, playground, and fountain area.
The garden is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is $8.00.