South Grand has a flavor all its own. You can travel around the world on South Grand, known locally and regionally as an International District, the neighborhood offers a wide array of activity from unique stores and eclectic shops to a huge array of ethic restaurants covering more countries than Epcot. Annual neighborhood events include an International Dine Around in May, Fall Fest in September and Grinchmas in December.
Tower Grove Park, an elegant 19th-century Victorian walking park, features whimsical pavilions, statuary, fountains and mock classical “ruins.” The neighborhood’s Missouri Botanical Garden welcomes visitors and researchers to one of the top three botanical gardens in the world. Renowned for its research, education, landscaping and, of course, flowers, MBG attractions include the Japanese Garden, Climatron geodesic dome, a whimsical Children’s Garden and a garden dedicated to George Washington Carver.