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Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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West Alton, MO
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No wonder the birds like it here !

The bald eagles, the trumpeter swans, and hundreds of ducks are migrating. I particularly enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Kathy D
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Very informative and relaxing

This sanctuary not only provides a haven for a vast number of migratory birds but a perfect viewing... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2015
sattelite10
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St Charles,Missouri
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The bald eagles, the trumpeter swans, and hundreds of ducks are migrating. I particularly enjoyed the calls of the many trumpeter swans. The visitor's center is pleasant. Try walking to the pier that overlooks the water. Drive along the Mississippi to the dam.

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Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

This sanctuary not only provides a haven for a vast number of migratory birds but a perfect viewing area on the river and wetlands that have been restored. Wonderful spotting telescopes are strategically placed at the Windows for use by the public. There is a...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2015

This area plays host to many species of birds, including thousands of species that are either passing through, or stay in, the area for the winter. Some of the more popular species to watch in the winter are the ducks, trumpeter swans, and of course...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2014

My husband and i went here the first weekend in December. It was gloomy cold weekend but we were still able to view many specie s of Birds early afternoon including 2 bald eagles. Inside the viewing center were beautiful displays as well as interactive...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2014

Took some time to visit the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary over the weekend and really enjoyed it. The visitors center was interesting, and the trails were very nice. I need to get some binoculars!

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

This was our first visit to the sanctuary. It's easy to miss the entrance...heading into Illinois on 367, the turn is just before the Lewis & Clark bridge. Several viewing areas and places to pull the car over to observe the birds. We were there...More

1  Thank unpaidbill
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

My husband and I are frequent visitors to the Riverlands Sanctuary. They are located at the Alton locks and dams on the Missouri side Nearby is the confluence of both the Missouri and the Mississippi rivers. Because of this location it is a wonderful place...More

1  Thank MaggieH5
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

If you are in the area and like birds or fishing - this is a great drive. Go all the way to the end and see the dam. Watch the fishermen ... egrets, turtles, heron, pelicans, eagles, swans... maybe not all at the same time...More

2  Thank turquoise11
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

The self-interpretive visitor center/museum and wildlife area (near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers) is similar to that of the modern National Wildlife Refuge. It exemplifies the joint efforts of the Army Corps of Engineers and the Audobon Society, and presents the ecological...More

3  Thank DaveLandes
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