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Martha LaFite Thompson Nature Sanctuary

The Nature Sanctuary is a multi-acre wildlife sanctuary retreat with an interpretive nature center, natural habitats, and miles of nature trails. A wide range of children's and family programs are held throughout the season.

Trails open year-round; summer hours (start May 1)  8 a.m.-8 pm., winter hours (start Oct. 1) 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nature Center open Tue.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Nature Center is closed major holidays and the day before or after).

General Info

Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary is a private nonprofit nature organization with a 100-acre wildlife sanctuary. About four miles of trails traverse diverse habitats, including, wheel chair accessible paved trail and a trail-side bird blind in the prairie.

The Nature Sanctuary offers educational programs and events. The Nature Center with classrooms, a gift shop, library, indoor bird viewing area, and exhibits (including some live animals) is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Wildlife Sanctuary Trails are open daily, 8 a.m.-8 pm. May-September and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. October-April. View map to get directions and donate now at the website or donate now at

Donations of $1 per person or $5 per car.


Check website for details
407 N. La Frenz Road
Liberty, MO 64068

Additional Information

Open Year-round
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Wi-Fi Available
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
No Smoking
All Ages
Historic District
Biking / Walking Trails
Pets Are Not Allowed
Donations Accepted
Personal Check
Reservations Not Required
Advance Contact Requested

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