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Address: 1920 Fitch Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108
Phone Number: +1 612-624-4745
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Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: Established in 1974 as part of the University of Minnesota College of...
Established in 1974 as part of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, The Raptor Center rehabilitates more than 700 sick and injured raptors each year, while helping to identify emerging environmental issues related to raptor health and populations. An internationally renowned education facility, The Raptor Center trains veterinary students and veterinarians from around the world to become future leaders in raptor medicine and conservation. In addition, The Raptor Center reaches more than 200,000 people annually through its unique public education programs and events.
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Important work to save important species

It was great to give some support to the Raptor Center as they work to preserve these great birds of prey essential for bio-diversity.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Milwaukee
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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It was great to give some support to the Raptor Center as they work to preserve these great birds of prey essential for bio-diversity.

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Manorville, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Right on university campus (look for signs). Just my wife and I in "group". Tour guide was very informative . Got to see large birds of prey up close. The holding cages were close together so there wasn't any distance to walk. Birds were usually less then 8 feet away. Took about 45 minutes and we would definitely go back... More 

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Mason City, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The center is currently under construction for a couple more months, then I plan to come back to check things out. I chose to review this because of the wonderful volunteer staff the center has. My son and I stopped by today and we noticed it was in a bit of upheaval. There was a single room that had two... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

While in the area, we planned a visit to this rehab facility as I am an avid bird/nature "watcher". We were taken on a personal tour by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. She explained the history of the center, and what they accomplish with wounded birds of prey. Most are treated, rehabilitated, and released, but a few are kept as... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Our Girl Scout group visited and the girls learned a lot! The liked seeing the birds close up and learning about how to identify the different types of raptors. The center offers a patch for an small additional cost and the girls loved that option. The volunteers at the center are passionate about their work and they are very cognizant... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Really cool to see birds of prey and how the folks here are re-rehabilitating them! Further, if you have any dead sparrows or mice that aren't too long dead, bring them along! Wouldn't have added that but Trip Advisor wasn't happy with my first sentence.

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Buffalo, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

All of us senior adults greatly appreciated the up close and personal view of raptors and a knowledgable and enthusiastic volunteer guide. Our visit lasted about 40 minutes, giving us time to see every bird and ask questions. In spite of wired cages, we were able to get great closeups of eagles, hawks, and owls. No admission fee, but donations... More 

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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530 reviews 530 reviews
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285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Visited with a 5 year old and took free 30 minute tour. You will see a variety of remakrable birds, all of them receiving medical care from the Center. Others on the tour included adults and teenagers. We all were fascinated. The tour was excellent. This place does great work with injured birds of prey. You'll learn a LOT. Donation... More 

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Overland Park
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Visited with my 17 year old who really loves birds of prey. Volunteers are very knowledgable and you get to see these amazing raptors close up! This organization is dedicated to education and conservation of these majestic creatures! Allow approximately 45 minutes to tour.

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central Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Owls, eagles, hawks, vultures, falcons…..The Raptor Center cares for injured raptors of all kinds, and twice a year they have a public event (see the website for locations and dates) where rehabilitated birds are released. Some birds however cannot be sent back to the wild; these are the ones you can visit at the Raptor Center. It is really a... More 

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