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Carolina Raptor Center

6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
704-875-6521
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Huntersville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Science Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey through education, research, and the... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A great place to spend a day and learn new things about raptors. A must is the Raptor Flight Show - do not miss this! Also take time for "Meet the Raptors" and "Feeding the Raptors". Very neat place- we will visit again

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you are willing to walk, you can see an impressive variety of birds at this center. Be sure to ask questions of the staff as they are full of interesting stories about each of the birds. I learned a lot about vultures, and now no longer think of them as ugly birds when I see them picking at carrion... More

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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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81 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Firstly I am by no means an animal lover and birds hold very little interest usually apart from they annoy me at 4.30 every morning with the dawn chorus! What does interest me are the people who work so hard to ensure we have these beautiful creatures around long term, whether injured or fit, be it this centre or centres... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I took two teenage animal lovers and we had a great time. We enjoyed seeing all the birds and the various demonstrations. We will go back again. The flight shows are not daily, so we missed it this trip. It is a good choice on a hot day because the whole area is shady.

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My hubby, preteen and I went here on a Saturday. It was not to crowded. We walked the grounds and watched the "flight show". They have a wide variety of raptors. On some of the cages they had the birds name and information on why the bird was there, but some cages had birds w/ out any information. They had... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My family and I love the raptor center! This is such a great place to see nature, and learn about some incredible animals.

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Medford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

They had a little bit of everything in the way of raptors. As an avid birder it was nice to see them up close and personal. These birds wouldn't have survived if it wasn't for these kind people. It was well kept and maintained. A must see for anyone of any age.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Raptor Center is one of our favorite places to go. It has walking paths through trees so it's in the shade. You get to see all kinds of different birds of prey. Kids and adults will enjoy it. And do take a peek at the gift shop--it helps to support the center.

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San Diego California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We loved the chance to see so many incredible birds of prey up close and personal, especially at the "Talons" show where a huge owl flew only inches over our heads. Kudos to this organization for their conservation and rehabilitation work!

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Milton, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

All the birds here are injured or rescued. There are a number of species to view and it changes based on the health of the birds. The ultimate goal is to release the birds into the wild once nursed back to heath. Meanwhile the resident birds are put to work in programs to educate. We've been a member of this... More

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