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Desoto National Wildlife Refuge

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1434 316th Ln, Missouri Valley, IA 51555-7033
+1 712-642-4121
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Amazing find

We were visiting the Missouri National Recreactional River Resource and Education Center and my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
doupnikka
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Desoto NWR - outstanding opportunities to view wildlife, and a great display of the steamboat "Bertrand" !!!F

Desoto NWR is truly a marvelous location to view wildlife, particularly the migratory birds on... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
lanceo53
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“visitor center” (11 reviews)
“hiking trails” (6 reviews)
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1434 316th Ln, Missouri Valley, IA 51555-7033
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+1 712-642-4121
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"day trip"
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"bald eagles"
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"amazing site"
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"wildlife refuge"
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"viewing area"
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"auto tour"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting the Missouri National Recreactional River Resource and Education Center and my husband read about the Desoto National Wildlife Refuge. We were close by so we decided to take a look and we were so glad we did. You could spend all day...More

Thank doupnikka
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Desoto NWR is truly a marvelous location to view wildlife, particularly the migratory birds on their journeys to and from the north and south...just incredible, and this most recent northward migration prior to Spring was one of the best in recent recorded history. And a...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Visited March 3rd before 9am to see the roughly 500,000 snow geese migrating north. It was an amazing site enjoyed by our whole family. We also enjoyed walking through the visitor center and checking out the wildlife exhibits as well as the sunken Bertrand exhibits....More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We visited the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge to see the migratory flocks of birds—we were not disappointed! We arrived around 9:30am-ish and still had to wait in a long line of cars to get to the pay station for entry (very inexpensive, just a few...More

2  Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Went early this morning to view the geese as they are migrating thru the area. Arrived early before the traffic. The staff opened the building early for us and we enjoyed viewing the geese from their indoor viewing area. The staff said that about 750,000...More

1  Thank Matt K
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Absolutely fantastic when the Canadian & Snow Geese are flocking! Easy drive from Omaha. Be sure to see the steamboat exhibit.

Thank Bill M
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Saw 100,000s of snow geese, two bald eagles 🦅 🦅, and Canadian Geese. Well worth the wait. An amazing site and nice visitor center with artifacts of a sunken steamboat.

Thank Rob H
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Desoto wild life refuge.is north of Omaha about a,1/2 hour. There is an exhibit of the Bertrand, a steam ship on its way to the. Montana gold fields when it sunk & was preserved in mud! However, the best part is the viewing area of...More

Thank Louetta S
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Perfect stop not out of the way heading toward AR on the Interstate. Follow your GPS and it will get you to this gem. The visitor's center is large. Exhibits are plentiful. A wonderful film is free to watch. The gift shop is okay. Since...More

Thank AdventurousJanis
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

My friends and all of us rented a cabin on the West Shore of the lake was not a bad price per night sleeps a lot of people basically like staining your house really nice had a great time it's called Kings cabin

Thank Brandon M
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mjhayes2016
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Response from OldeBear | Reviewed this property |
Hi Folks, We (My wife and I - also seniors) have found that various seasons have various attractions: This is on the Missouri River which is a major migration route. If you want to see lots of migrators - Sand Hill Cranes... More
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