#ThrowbackThursday: 60 Years of Grant’s Farm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Grant’s Farm is entering its 60th season.

The park opened in 1954 when August Busch, Jr. opened the property to the public.

“Our core experiencethe tram ride, animals, animal feeding and interactionall of that remains the same,” says Andy Elmore, General Manager of Grant’s Farm.

“But over the years, we’ve added a carousel, different types of tours that guests can learn about and see online like behind-the-scenes Clydesdale tours or private excursions where they take their own private vehicle and tour guides and literally enter the deer park and feed animals and feed the elk and feed the bison,” Elmore says.

Grant’s Farm is not easy to describe. It’s a unique mix of U.S. history because Ulysses S. Grant owned the property for a time and there’s Grant’s Cabin, which he built himself.

It’s also part of St. Louis history with the Busch family link, and it’s part zoo.

And don’t expect many changes in the next 60 years. Elmore says the goal is to only include those things that fit the atmosphere and feel of Grant’s Farm.

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