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World Bird Sanctuary

#1 of 7 things to do in Valley Park Features Animals
125 Bald Eagle Ridge Rd, Valley Park, MO 63088-2036
+1 636-225-4390
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A MUST GO!!!

Don't miss out!! This is well worth the stop. We got there about 10 minutes before closing due to... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
MrsWhite2011
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Lisbon IA
Killed Rescued Baby Owl

I found a baby barred Owl about six weeks old that had an injury to its back and wing. I took it... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Sheri C
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“bald eagles” (21 reviews)
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125 Bald Eagle Ridge Rd, Valley Park, MO 63088-2036
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Don't miss out!! This is well worth the stop. We got there about 10 minutes before closing due to crazy road construction but that worked in our favor. We were able to see the birds outside of their habitats as they were being taken in...More

Thank MrsWhite2011
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

I found a baby barred Owl about six weeks old that had an injury to its back and wing. I took it in to care for it and then release it. It was doing fine and recovering but it's wing was a little limp. It...More

Thank Sheri C
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Professional examination showed that this bird had an open fracture which eventually killed the wing tissues and vessels. The bone was dry and dead - which means it was not a new injury and had been left uncared for for some time. This fact is...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

We stopped here on our way to Lone Elk Park. As we pulled up, I noticed that there was wood EVERYWHERE (the grass was even covered in wood chips). As I left the car, I was greeted by a wasp and I knew this place...More

Thank jersharocks
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

We admit there is a lot of wood on our grounds - we are set on 305 acres in the middle of a hardwood oak forest. The wood mulch is normal landscaping material. Wasps, other insects, small mammals and wild birds are natural to our...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

We had a great time here. It is easy to find. The birds are all injured or sick some how and these people are making them health again. They also put on presentations but, the day we were there that was not happening. Still a...More

Thank TopwaterBass
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

WBS has expanded considerably since I was there last several years ago. A wide variety of birds, some of whom are being rehabbed but many of whom have some issue which prevents them from being released. Neat to see that many of the flight cages...More

Thank clvier1
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped by today after driving the loan elk park trails. Good place to take a walk and see a few interesting birds. They probably had about 30 or 40 species out on the trail. The kids enjoyed learning about some birds they had never seen...More

Thank rayllavona
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We went to the Sanctuary today. Was excited after seeing the video on the site. Was disappointed there were no presentations today. Apparently they're only on Saturday. A bummer for my daughter who was on Spring Break this week. We did like seeing the birds...More

Thank Marcus C
Reviewed 10 March 2017

What an amazing place. Visited with some wonderful volunteers as well. I LOVE bats...especially fruit bats and to get to finally see two close up for the first time was amazing!!! I wish they were active, but it was early in the day so they...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We visited during the winter, so it was freezing! This is mainly a walking tour outdoors so be prepared! The birds were really cool, and you can get fairly close to them (but don't touch them). Maybe go when it's warm outside.

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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...More

Thank Brian F
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