APRIL 3, 2012 -- The Budweiser Clydesdales will parade through the Tier Garten of Grant's Farm on Saturday, April 14, to celebrate the seasonal reopening of the attraction (in the event of rain, the clydesdales will visit on Sunday, April 15).
Visitors will get a close-up view of the eight-horse Clydesdale hitch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and photo opportunities will also be provided.
Grant's Farm is home to more than 1,000 feathered, furry and four-legged residents, and features Deer Park, where guests can view animals during a tram ride through the property; the Tier Garten with animal displays and shows; and the Clydesdale Stables.
"Each spring we welcome a number of new baby animals just as we have for almost 60 seasons," said Andy Elmore, general manager of Grant's Farm.
Baby wallabies, buffalo, elk, and whitetail deer will be born at the farm during spring and the beginning of the summer. Not to mention goats. With more than 150 Pygmy goats born at the farm this year, guests will once again have an opportunity to meet and feed the babies — a long-standing tradition dating back to 1954 — the farm's first year open to the public.
Grant's Farm is only open Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., through April 29. Beginning May 1, the farm is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and the farm is closed on Mondays except Memorial day. Admission is free, but parking is $12 per car.
Grant's Farm is located at 10501 Gravois Road, St. Louis, Mo., 63123. Call 314-843-1700 for more information.