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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ride a Camel at Busch Stadium Today for "Hump Day"

Posted By on Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 6:00 AM

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What's the one thing that makes going to a St. Louis Cardinals game even better? Riding around the stadium on camelback, of course.

Grant's Farm is bringing some of it's most popular animals -- camels, baby goats and a Clydesdale -- to Busch Stadium for tonight's Cardinals game against the Boston Red Sox. Starting at 5:15 p.m., fans can ride camels for free outside the stadium and pet the goats and Clydesdale inside.

The "Hump Day" event is part of Grant's Farm's 60th anniversary celebration. Grant's Farm, most famous for offering two free Anheuser-Busch products at its German drinking pavilion, kicked off its diamond anniversary by adding swan paddle boat rides on Mirror Lake, parakeet feedings to its lineup of family fun and a new drink offering -- Johnny Appleseed cider, the company's first wholly new brand in eight years.

See also: Grant's Farm To Open 60th Season With New Paddle Boats, Hard Cider

"Grant's Farm is difficult to categorize," general manager Andy Elmore tells Daily RFT. "We're part U.S. history, St. Louis history, Busch family heritage and a zoo."

Before the Busch family bought Grant's Farm in 1907 and opened it to the public in 1954, it was the farmstead of U.S. President and Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant, whose cabin still sits on the property. The farm has about 1,000 animals, including bison, camels, zebra, goats, deer and, of course, the iconic Budweiser Clydesdale stables.

If all this sounds a little to family-friendly for your taste, you can always ride the mechanical bull across the street at PBR St. Louis in Ballpark Village.

See also: Bikinis and Bulls at Ballpark Village

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at [email protected].

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