Things to Do

Martha LaFite Thompson Nature Sanctuary

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Prairie and Nature Center
Credit: Mr Sandy
Nature Center and Butterfly garden
Credit: Mr Sandy
Scenic Trails
Credit: Mr Sandy
Rare Animals...sometimes
Credit: Linda Williams local Naturalist
Fun programs, Summer Camp, parties
Credit: Mr Sandy

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.


407 N. La Frenz Road
Liberty, MO 64068

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
Historic District
Cost Of Admission
Donations Accepted
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Wi-Fi Available
Wi-Fi Available
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Required
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages
Types Of Payment Accepted
Personal Check