Sunday, July 28, 2013

World Bird Sanctuary, Valley Park

125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road
Valley Park, MO 63088
(adjacent to Lone Elk Park)

Amenities: animal exhibits, nature center, wildlife hospital, picnic areas


I had no idea there was so much to see at the World Bird sanctuary in Valley Park! You'll see bald eagles, owls, hawks, falcons, vultures, parrots, reptiles and much more. There is a paved trail (stroller friendly!) lined by animal enclosures. My favorite part was the rooster who went "cock-a-doodle-doo" at my 3 year old - she got such a kick out of this! There is a food vending machine to feed the chickens, but honestly it's too hard to get the food into the enclosure. There are also a couple of fun interactive exhibits for kids - the first being a mock eagle nest so kids can see just how big an eagle nest is - they can climb into the nest and pose for a pictures. There's also a dodo bird cage. Admission to the World Bird Sanctuary is free (donations accepted). Check out their website for info on special events throughout the year.

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