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Address: 2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Phone Number: 858 481 3148
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A protective sanctuary for several species of exotic birds.

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A quirky little gem in the middle of Del Mar

They basically house exotic birds and are open to the public for interacting with the birds. While the staff is exceptional, some of the birds are not as friendly. This is to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
581lily
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

They basically house exotic birds and are open to the public for interacting with the birds. While the staff is exceptional, some of the birds are not as friendly. This is to be expected, as they are animals, and some seem to have experienced some trauma. It's awesome to be able to hold and feed the animals. I'm not sure... More 

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wash dc
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193 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free Flight is a small facility where the birds are outside as long as the temperature is above 60 degrees. The handlers are bird experts and will advise you on which residents are friendly or feisty. These creatures are well cared for and although the facility is small, it is worth a visit to support the cause.

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Denver, Colorado
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77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I used to work for a bird breeder and know birds - I have used this vet and can say this place cares about every kind of animal there is especially the birds outside. Hold some and have fun seeing and learning about different shapes, sizes and hear a few talk to you too!

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Thank michael p
San Diego, California
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43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Small but unique place. They have a great varied of birds. Lots of great volunteers help you to interact in a way that is safe for you and the birds. Be sure to go on a warm day as they will close if it is too cold for the birds.

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Thank Monaiv
Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My husband bought a groupon for Free Flight. We thought we'd spend 1/2 hour or so and we ended up spending 1.5 hours! It's a really small place, but so much to see. The staff were bringing out the birds from being in at night. They were so beautiful and most of them very social. Not all of them can... More 

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1 Thank PhroggyDee
La Jolla, California
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189 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We arrived when they opened planning to spend a couple of hours there. Upon entry, they gave a quick instruction about what to do and not to do with appropriate warnings for interacting with birds (remember, they do have minds of their own). At first look, we thought we wouldn't be there that long. They kept bringing out birds and... More 

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1 Thank InquisitiveTessa
Euless, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

This was my sons idea and I am so glad we went. The interaction with these birds was so much fun. The people taking care of them are so knowledgeable and fun to talk to. Highly recommended!

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Thank Brenda F
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The conservation of parrots is so needed and the folks at Free Flight are doing a fantastic job of educating and raising public awareness. Loved talking with the staff about the parrots at Free Flight! Had several very interesting interactions with some of the macaws and cockatoos. Love this place. Will definitely be coming back regularly!

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Thank Denise F
Murrieta
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303 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I took the grandkids, ages 8 and 12, to this site. We absolutely enjoyed looking at the approximately 30 birds of varying species. as well as koi. There are many you are allowed to pet, and some you can hold. You can buy food for the birds and/or fish. The birds get chopped up fruits and veggies, and it was... More 

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Hawthorne, California, United States
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great to interact and touch exotic birds that have been rescued. Just be careful some of the birds can bites.

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