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World Bird Sanctuary

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Address: 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Rd, Valley Park, MO 63088-2036
Phone Number:
+1 636-225-4390
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

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What a great place to see

We found this place by doing a google search to check out what we could do to pass some time before heading to Six Flags. Wow what a great place, we got lots of photos, had a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Brian F
Round Lake Beach, Illinois
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Round Lake Beach, Illinois
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We found this place by doing a google search to check out what we could do to pass some time before heading to Six Flags. Wow what a great place, we got lots of photos, had a great time and even learned a lot of great things about the birds and animals here.

Thank Brian F
Florissant, Missouri
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I've lived in St. Louis my entire life but only recently learned about the World Bird Sanctuary that is located southwest of the city. It is the home and hospital of eagles, pelicans, snowy owls, Polish chickens, and many more species. Visitors can walk past the outdoor enclosures of birds or, on designated days, visit the hospital. Educational programs are... More 

2 Thank Tobaccopat
Miami, Florida
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320 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Amazing BIRD RESCUE CENTER! This center has a lot of education to share with all of us. I saw the most mesmerizing Bald Eagle ever. This bird was so Beautiful. Area has good parking and an easy loop around to drive around the facility. I could visit every week.

2 Thank Hialeah73
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53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The birds are all so beautiful. I adore owls. There were so many beautiful ones to enjoy here. I love that this isn't just a "zoo". These birds would be in the wild if they were capable. I've never seen so many eagles in one place before, they are so majestic. I wouldn't say we are big fans of birds... More 

2 Thank CSchex
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We have visited the bird sanctuary during our vacation. their exhibition counts lots of different species of wildlife bird of prey such as Eagles,falcons,Hawks ,condor,owls,vultures,pelicans,laughing bird and other exotic flying fauna representatives what you could watch just on tv ! Here you can face with them closer;)) that left unforgettable impressions at all!!! I just want to notice what that... More 

2 Thank olga o
Clayton, Missouri
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you have a chance take a 20 minute drive south of St. Louis on I44 (old route 66) to Lone Elk Park. You will not be disappointed. There you will find one of the largest and oldest world bird sanctuaries in the world. They rescue raptors, provide medical care for wounded raptors, engage in a breeding program for Bald... More 

4 Thank Ligobear
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We are avid bird watchers in our family and heard about this sanctuary. We visited this past Saturday and had an amazing time. You can see the birds up close and personal along with educational information if you go to the bird shows that are done twice a day. It gives you an opportunity to see them even closer and... More 

3 Thank The_girls_momma
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28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

A little wandering in Valley Park got us to this place. It was a nice experience to see different species of Eagles, Chicken, Owls etc. There was a small hiking trail as well. It is a good place for both kids and adults.

4 Thank Aeshna7
Saint Louis, Missouri
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49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is our second time to visit the Sanctuary and this time we took our daughter and grandson, what great fun! The birds are just amazing and the informational displays great. It's a great stop for anyone of any age! Especially with the family. The looks on the little ones faces are indeed priceless!

3 Thank jesbigfish
Boise, Idaho
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

My father took us here on a recent visit to St. Louis. Great for multi-ages (5-72). Need a car to reach. Tess was a fantastic presenter and storyteller at the bird show. So amazing to see these birds of prey up close and personal as they swoop over your head. All this for free. Trails on the property could use... More 

3 Thank thefoothills

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