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The Tracy Aviary

589 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: The oldest aviary in the U.S. features extensive collections, educational programs and exhibits of more than 130 different species of birds.
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Oakland Gardens, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

....stopped by for a quick visit during our week in Utah....and was pleasantly surprised with layout and assortment of birds on display....we hit it late in the afternoon....with just 1-1/2 hours till closing....and still had time to see everything without rushing around....well worth the small admission charge.....great place to have fun with your digital camera....focusing thru the cages can be... More

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Rigby, Idaho
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Had nice selection of birds. Pretty area. Friendly staff. I think if they added more fun things to do there it would be better though.

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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

After the construction was completed, I was convinced to go check it out on a free day they were having. It was almost like a really nice zoo, only with all birds. I would say it is worth a trip now :) My children and I had LOTS of fun, and it was really beautifully landscaped. We liked it so... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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299 reviews 299 reviews
135 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I love being able to go here and see all the birds. This has just become a better attraction year after year. I remember when I was young it wasn't as nice as it is today. If you have time please go and see this it is a unique place and one of Utah's better attractions while in the city.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I did my best to enjoy it. My 5 year old niece was to impressed, one she seen the bird she moved right along to the next. So I didn't get to really read much about the birds but did go there because of her. She did enjoy it, but not the most exciting thing for a 5 year old.

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Holladay, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I am born and raised in SLC and remembered going here as a kid and thought to go again. This is not the same place you remember from your childhood. I think every corner of the Aviary has been updated and they have done an excellent job. We went to the little indoor bird encounter show and it was great!... More

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
47 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a great place for young children just learning about birds. Many benches and size of aviary made this nice for older folks who couldn't navigate a large area. We noticed many Grandparents with younger children having a good time. There was even playground equipment here, tables for picnics, etc. As an experienced birder, well, it was a disappointment.... More

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North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a beautiful facility that gives one an opportunity to get very close to learn and appreciate some of our endangered species. Condors, eagles, hawks, vultures, and many kinds of owls among other birds are attentively housed and cared for in a small park like setting. Some of these birds could not be rehabilited and returned to the wild... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We parked in liberty park and walked to the aviary. It's a beautiful park with many activities. The aviary was fun and educational. The layout is easy and well organized. Be sure to check the program for the shows they are entertaining. Our favorite was the parrots. Plan to pawn at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The price is... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This attraction was the highlight of our trip to Salt Lake City. The Aviary is well built with birds grouped by their native region/type of bird. The grounds are well-manicured and very clean. Good information on each bird/area of habitation is provided. There are plentiful places for sitting and watching and picnics are allowed inside. There is no food for... More

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