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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: 12083628687
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 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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You don't have to be an Ornithologist

When we visit Boise we always look for something interesting to do with the grandchildren. We took the three year old to the "bird center" and she was fascinated. The have a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

When we visit Boise we always look for something interesting to do with the grandchildren. We took the three year old to the "bird center" and she was fascinated. The have a wide variety of specimens including lots of birds of prey. Even the lecture and demo with the hawk was interesting for a toddler. Highly recommended for something different

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A great place to spend the afternoon.I always bring my out of town guests here.It's amazing the job they do to educate people about the importance of raptors and their part in nature.

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Haskell, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A short ride from downtown Boise, but worth the trip. You drive up a winding hill which ends up at the Center. A few birds to see outside and a few more in inside areas. The talk was very informative; definitely check for the times and stick around. The informational displays are also nice, but the birds themselves are the... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We visited this site as we were traveling through so were only there for a few hours. The keeper talks where they bring out the birds is by far the best part of this center as you get to see the birds up close and unobstructed and you get lots and lots of good information from their handlers. They are... More 

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McCall, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The birds on view are wonderfully taken care of and healthy. My only disappointment, as a photographer, there are no viewing possibilities for good shots. Understandable but still disappointing. All in all I would encourage a visit to help these folks to continue their good work.

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Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I visited with my kids and by accident, visited on a day when their admission was free! Part of the attraction is like a mini zoo, with many birds that aren't easily spotted in the wild. Part is like a museum. The exhibits give newcomers to the bird scene as much or as little information as they care to take... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

On our first visit this spring, newly hatched condor chicks were in an open container on the visitor center counter for up-close viewing. On our most recent visit, Winston the screech-Owl and Gus the peregrine falcon were waiting with their handlers to greet us just beyond the entrance. Another amazing, up-close experience and great photo opp. The staff is incredibly... More 

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Eagle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Every time I go, I say to myself, I want to spend more time here and why haven't I come back more ofter. A very well done exhibit and worth your time. It is also a good cause.

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Ogden, Utah
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a great short trip for the whole family. Lots for the kids to do hands on wise and plenty to see without needing to take up a whole day and the admission is worth it as it goes to a good cause.

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Anaheim, California
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were there long enough to see two bird showings. I learned so much about falcons, raptors and other birds of prey. The owls are so small and so large!! They even have condors. Allow about 2 hours

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