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World Center For Birds of Prey

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Address: 5668 West Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, ID 83709
Phone Number: 208 362 8687
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Experience birds of prey eye-to-eye and explore the mysteries of their...
Experience birds of prey eye-to-eye and explore the mysteries of their flight, survival, and relationship with humans. Live bird demonstrations and falconry heritage tours complement hands-on exhibits for all ages. Enjoy panoramic views of the Treasure Valley from the interpretive trail and gazebo, or browse the gift shop. Admissions and purchases support conservation programs worldwide.
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Check out those condors!

We were here on a hot summer day, but it was not uncomfortable because the location on top of a hill offered a pleasant breeze. The larger birds were outside, and it was easy to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Phyllis V
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We were here on a hot summer day, but it was not uncomfortable because the location on top of a hill offered a pleasant breeze. The larger birds were outside, and it was easy to get close enough to see them well. There is also an indoor area with exhibits and a hands on area with activities for children. We... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A beautiful location for looking at these magnificent birds. Watch as qualified handlers bring the birds up close and personal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A bit outside the city but a great visit. Be sure to take in the interactive shos with the trainers. There are beautiful grounds and exhibits with great stories about all the birds. Very interesting visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Our family has visited the State of Idaho many times, specifically the Boise area. We have seen all of the "attractions" in Boise except this one. The World Center For Birds of Prey is both "Unique and amazing!" The staff was extremely helpful and the displays are very informative. We took our time examining each display, each bird, and all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Brought my family to visit the World Center for Birds of Prey recently. It cost my family of 6 approx. $40 in entry fees, and that was using the coupon on the brochure we found at our hotel. This facility is small and well-kept, but unique in what it does. There are a number of small cages which the raptors... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If your into wildlife, you will love this place. They have a captive breeding program for almost all the birds of prey......They also have inside exhibits that are excellent , to see........

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Worth the entrance fee to be educated about the birds they have rescued off the endanger list. How they were able to achieve this feat. If you are a hunter they have a display were they have how a lead bullet can flake into the game that was shot.. They strongly suggested to use copper bullet to help get the... More 

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LORAIN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Although the breeding program here is amazing, there really is not a lot to see with perhaps 10 live species on display and multiple mounts. I did learn some info about raptors but you could complete a visit in about 2 hrs. Must be amazing in the fall when they do outside flying shows but only availe in Oct.

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Wrightwood, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This center provided in depth information and history of falconry with examples of live birds of prey. The staff were very knowledgeable and we learned quite a lot about this sport and its origins in the middle east and in early America and of course conservation efforts and management.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We had visited the home of the Peregrine Fund several years ago and with some extra time in Boise decided to return. A good idea. There is a self-guided outdoor trail that explains the interdependence of flora and fauna - without native plants there are no little animals therefor no food for the raptors. Nice view across the valley. Wish... More 

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