Bird Watching

If you are one of more than 51 million Americans who love to watch birds the Circle O Lodge is for you. As mentioned by Larry Lade "North Central Missouri is ideally situated in a favorable location for observing a wide variety of birds. It is located in the approximate center of the "lower 48 states". 400 species of birds have been recorded in Missouri. Of this number, 150 + of them nest in the state". 


At the Circle O Lodge all guests are welcome to cast a line in the pond in front of the lodge. The pond is stocked with bass, crappie and catfish. We encourage catch and release but guest are welcome to make a meal of their catch of the day. Fishing rods and basic tackle are available at no charge. Bait is not provided but can be arranged if notified in advance.  We advise that parents provide life jackets for children who are near the fishing ponds or any water reservoirs on the property. 


The Circle O Lodge has provided walking trails throughout the property, from the wetlands to the ridges to the forest you will be able to observe the full range of diversity on this little piece of paradise. 

Area Information

There is plenty to see and do right on the grounds of the Circle O Lodge, but if you want to explore more of our area please check the Area Information below.

There are many historical sites, scenic byways and quaint towns like Marceline, the boyhood home of Walt Disney and much much more. It is Americana at its best! 

Walt Disney Hometown Museum

Walt Disney first came to Marceline, Missouri by train when he was five years old. When Walt returned in 1946, the Santa Fe train depot evoked cherished memories of when he first pulled into the Marceline. As a fitting tribute, the museum that honors him is located inside the very same train depot.

Walt Disney Barn

The Disney family moved to this farm in Marceline in 1906. It was on this very land that a young Walt Disney would say he found the magic of his life. Too young to be responsible for any major farm work, Walt and his younger sister Ruth found a deep connection to the magic of this farmland. On this farm, Walt held his first live show, developed his love for nature, and had a special place under his Dreaming Tree. The Dreaming Tree was a large cottonwood on the farm. Walt would often sit under the tree and draw or imagine stories. Years after he moved to California, he used the model of his family’s barn to create his own barn in his backyard. Using these same blueprints, the Disney barn was restored once again in an old fashioned barn raising to celebrate Walt’s 100th birthday. Although the land is privately owned, guests are welcome to visit the barn 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset at no cost. However, the farmhouse is a private residence so we do ask that all guests be respectful. And don’t forget your pen so you can leave your signature or note to Walt in the barn alongside other fans and dreamers.

Walt Disney Park Complex

800 S Kansas Ave, Marceline, MO, United States, Missouri

Marceline Pool

Year-round heated facility

4 swim lanes

1 diving board

80' open flume slide

Basketball goal

Play structure w/2 slides

ADA lift

Zero-depth entry

Climate controlled bath house

Pickle Ball Courts

Skate Park

Disc Golf Course

9-Hole Disc Golf Course surrounding the Country Club Lake at the Disney Sports Complex in Marceline!

Yoga studios

Trapeze Fitness Training, Flexibility w/ breathwork,

Nia Dance Fitness, and Yoga classes available!

106 S. Main Street USA,

(615) 351-3067


Only in town for a few days?

Day Pass $ 5.00

Week Pass: $25.00

114 S Main Street USA,

(816) 824-4210

Marceline Golf Course

Nine-hole golf course 

stretching over 80 acres with beautiful fairways, three ponds, and both men’s and lady’s tees. This course is one of the best nine-hole courses in the area. Pro shop is open from March 1-October 31. Green fees are $15 for an eighteen hole round of golf. Cart rental is also available.

32812 Key Drive

(660) 376-3174

Self-guided walking tour of Marceline

Welcome to our self-guided walking tour of Marceline. You’ll be able to hear information about a particular site and read along on your phone if you like.

Most sites are within walking distance of Main Street USA, with a few being a very short drive or bicycle ride away. The map below shows the location of the sites.

This is how a self-guided tour works:

  • Scan the QR Code at a site and click the necessary prompt to open the website.
  • Once the website opens, click the “Play” prompt to start the narration.
  • Click the pointing hand below the map, or select a specific location.

You can scan the QR code below and it will give you a sample of the tour.​

CIRCLE O LODGE is located in

Marceline, Missouri,

Hometown of Walt Disney

29783 Morton Road,

Marceline, Mo 64658

Contact Us:

214-668-6489 Ximena

972-523-9908 Michael