Travelers looking for an incredible outdoor experience need look no further than Tracy Aviary at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City, Utah. This 8-acre natural oasis is home to hundreds of birds and other animals, including seals, monkeys, and kangaroos. For over 80 years, Tracy Aviary has been providing guests with an unforgettable experience, and it only continues to grow and evolve.

Tracy Aviary was originally part of the personal collection of a banker by the name of Russel Lord Tracy. He collected and displayed the birds in the yard of his home in Salt Lake City, and as his collection became more popular, he realized he needed a more public location for his birds to be viewed. He worked with the city to designate a portion of Liberty Park, which had previously been home to the Zoo, to serve as an aviary. Tracy donated his collection to the city for the enjoyment, entertainment, and education of Salt Lake City’s children and stayed involved in the aviary until he died in 1945.

Today, Tracy Aviary offers guests a number of activities and experiences. Guests can explore the grounds and discover the many birds and other animals that make their home here. They can also attend one of the daily Keeper Talks, which are held at 2:15 pm on weekdays. During these talks, guests can meet one of the Bird Care Team and learn more about the world of birds and their habitats. The aviary also offers a Bird Show theater, where guests can watch a show featuring the talents of their feathered friends.

For those looking for a unique experience, Tracy Aviary also offers Roaming Encounters. During these encounters, guests may have the chance to meet one (or more!) of the aviary’s Ambassador Birds, including their roseate spoonbills, American crow, turkey vultures, kea, ravens, and green-winged macaw.

In addition to the animals and birds, Tracy Aviary also houses a Botanic Garden, featuring native plants and habitats for birds and other wildlife. Guests can also visit the nearby Jordan River Nature Center, which opened in 2020. This nature center offers a number of interactive experiences and educational programs for those looking to deepen their connection to nature.

With so much to see and do, Tracy Aviary is an unforgettable experience for travelers of all ages. Be sure to check out the daily schedule posted at the Visitors Center for up-to-date programming information. Whether you’re looking for a unique experience or just want to learn more about the world of birds and nature, Tracy Aviary is the perfect place to visit.

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