Hours, Directions & General Information

RIV.Barn Swallow on Statue
Matthew Magoc

Barn Swallow on Statue

Phone & Address

  • 301 Riverlands Way, West Alton, MO  63386
  • 636-899-0090

Hours

  • Open seven days a week from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. with the following exceptions:
    NEW:  Closed on Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Years Eve Day and New Years Day.

Admission

  • Free!  The Center is completely self-supporting, so donations are always appreciated!

Features

  • The Center and wrap-around deck are handicapped accessible.
  • Bus parking is available.

Directions

  • The Center is located inside the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary
    301 Riverlands Way, West Alton, MO  63386
  • From Clayton: I-170 N to I-270 E.  From I-270 E, Exit
    MO-376 N toward Alton, IL.   MO-367 N becomes US-67 N.
    Before the Clark bridge and Mississippi River you will see 
    signs for Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Turn right at
    the Sanctuary and proceed.8 miles to the Audubon Center
    with the large glass bay windows on the left.
  • From downtown St. Louis: I-70 W to the McKinley bridge
    exit, crossing into Illinois.  Take a slight left onto IL-3 N and
    follow to IL-143 W.  Left onto IL-143 W to Alton and the
    Clark Bridge.  Left on US-67 S over the Clark bridge, crossing
    into Missouri.  Turn left just past the bridge at the signs for
    the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Proceed .8 miles to
    the Audubon Center.  
  • From Illinois: IL-3 N towards Alton, IL.  Take a slight left
    onto  IL-143 W to Alton.  Left on US-67 S over the Clark
    bridge, crossing into Missouri.  Turn left just past the bridge
    at the signs for the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary.
  • For a printable map and directions, see the bottom of the page.

Group Tours and Rates: Book a group tour today!

  • The Center offers several types of group tours; including
    • Eagle Watching Tour
    • Trumpeter Swan Tour
    • American White Pelican Tour
    • Migration Tour and Talk
  • Tours Details
    • Each tour is approximately 1.5 hours long
    • An educator/naturalist will accompany your group on YOUR tour bus with a drive through the sanctuary and narrate the tour of Riverlands
    • 30 minute presentation and movie screening (12 minute movie)
    • Personalized guidance in Center; includes guidance with birding and use of telescopes
  • Tour Fees
    • Minimum fee: $100 per group of 20 or less
      Groups of 20 or more:  an additional $5/person
  • For more information, or to schedule a school program or group tour, call Matthew Magoc, Educational Environment Educator, at 636-899-0090 or email mmagoc@audubon.org.  A full description of each tour is listed on the downloadable Group Tours flyer below.

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