Explore Midwest Arboretums and Botanical Gardens
Missouri: Mizzou Botanic Garden
As the first public university established west of the Mississippi, Mizzou has a distinctly historic feel, with 18 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. The grounds are also a designated botanic garden, with more than 6,500 trees, themed gardens and special-collections gardens. The Reynolds Alumni Center offers maps for self-guided tours of Mizzou Botanic Garden; free guided tours are available for groups.