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Carolina Raptor Center

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Address: 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone Number: 704-875-6521
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the...
Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey through education, research, and the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors. Stroll along the 3/4 mile nature trail for a self-guided tour, observe over 20 species of raptors in their aviaries, watch a presentation of live raptors, read personal stories about our resident birds and how they came to live at Carolina Raptor Center.Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pmSunday: 12pm-5pm
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A wonderful experience for all ages

The Raptor Center has 25 species of birds that have been injured and are being rehabilitated. All the workers and volunteers welcome your questions. There is a a behind the scenes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Patricia L
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Boone
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Boone
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Raptor Center has 25 species of birds that have been injured and are being rehabilitated. All the workers and volunteers welcome your questions. There is a a behind the scenes tour and programs that will astonish you. You can find them on the web at raptors@carolinaraptorcenter.org there you can locate programs maps all information. Plan on spending an exciting... More 

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Waxhaw
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I am a grandma now but years ago, I was a High School Biology Teacher with a degree from a prestigious university. Yesterday I learned some new facts. Some were taught to me by my 10 year old grandson who visited the Carolina Raptor Center with his class on a field trip. "An owl has the ability to turn its... More 

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have been wanting to visit for a while and it did not disappoint any of us! It is a cute little place; it feels like you are going on a hike through the woods... The staff is very knowledgeable, we enjoyed watching them feed the vultures and the educational talk at each enclosure. They were happy to answer any... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We have been to the Raptor Center 3-4 times. Plan about 45 minutes to an hour to walk around the trail (about 3/4 of a mile). It's a self guided tour, but they have good signage. Great habitats for viewing the birds and it's neat to read their rehab stories - all of these birds have been injured and are... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a wonderful place to go whether you are going as a family, a couple, or whatever; although I don't know that I would bring a child under the age of 8. Many types of raptors are housed there, including owls, vultures, and eagles. Make sure that you see one of the shows that they put on. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

If you have about an hour, stop at the Carolina Raptor Center. This is a not for profit, run by knowledgeable and helpful volunteers. The grounds are well kept and quiet. The bird enclosures are well maintained and there are informative plaques about each bird. Many of the birds are there due to injury or human interference and cannot be... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

(See what I did there ^^^) Cool hidden attraction in the Latta Plantation area. Very woodsy and pretty cool for adults and kids. Not much for food choices there. I would definitely recommend bringing a picnic lunch to snack on. I do believe that they sell ice cream.

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Indianapolis, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The Carolina Raptor Center is a great stop for nature lovers when visiting Charlotte. They have MANY types of raptors to check out including owls, vultures, bald eagles and osprey. Some of the enclosures were being "remodeled" so we missed a few of the birds, but it was super cool to see these giants up close. The King Vulture is... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We came during the Arts and Counsel Free day. I did not even know about this place. It is very interesting, and they only have raptors that can not survive in the wild due to injury, prior illnesses, or other. It is a great way to educate the public, protest the birds, and provide some cool learning experiences. What detracted... More 

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Huntersville, NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to the Carolina Raptor Center many times and always try to take visiting company there for a visit if possible. The Raptor Center is extremely clean and well maintained, and the staff and volunteers are friendly and helpful. The raptors themselves are, of course, the big draw. They are beautiful animals and the chance to see them... More 

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