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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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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 must visit when in the area. Unless you hate birds.

I love this place. The animals are magnificent. Most are there being helped / nurtured back to health and won't be there forever. Hate to see a bird unable to FLY for the rest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I love this place. The animals are magnificent. Most are there being helped / nurtured back to health and won't be there forever. Hate to see a bird unable to FLY for the rest of it's life and that's not the case here. I'd say GO & bring young people & old people.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went to see what was here. Lovely park with unreleasable raptors, a "mystery" show that was a take-off of CSI. Even on a hot day, I was enchanted see and hearing the birds, some of which are endangered or not locally found. Education and enjoyment are always a plus for me. Only $10 to enter (less for kids, seniors and... More 

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Parkville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to learn about birds of prey. Excellent for schools and scout groups. They rehab injured birds for return to the wild when possible. I learned a lot more than I thought I would.

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Chapin, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

So many beautiful raptors! Lots of information and you can tell the staff is just in love with their jobs! All outdoors, so be prepared for some walking! They do a wonderful thing saving these birds. Definitely check it out if you are near Charlotte!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We visited on a Monday afternoon. It was hot, but the trees along the trail provided a good amount of shade. There were very few people in attendance. We pretty much had the trails to ourselves. They currently have about 25 different species of raptors. I enjoyed seeing and learning about the birds, but my 13 year-old daughter thought it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My eight year old son and I went to the Raptor Center on a Sunday afternoon. I decided to go ahead and join and then we did the tours and behind the scenes activities. Such a great time! We both really enjoyed the Raptor encounters and how much interaction there was with the staff,.

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Concord, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stopped here after visiting the Latta Plantation. They did give us a $2 discount per ticket since we came from the Plantation but honestly it was still a waste of money. The trail is nicely decorated. Many areas where closed though. They have a show but this was also closed. There was a castle themed playground and guess what... More 

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Romeo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I've visited solo three times before when I vacationed in the area and this time I returned with my siblings. The Carolina Raptor Center is absolutely unique, extremely educational, and they are doing really great things for raptors countrywide.The Raptor Center is located inside the Latta Plantation Nature Preserve and is hard to miss from the road. The center consists... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It was hot, hot hot, but decided to finally visit the Raptor Center. What a great attraction. It is set in the woods and the birds are well shaded, and obviously well cared for. Most are injured aNd are being taken care of. They routinely heal birds and release them once they are able to survive n the wild. A... More 

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Charlotte NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I am fascinated by large birds of prey and here they are! Their habitats are beautiful as are the birds. The Center is tree lined, easy to stroll along the cages and see the birds plus read about them. The Center offers great outreach and educational programs.

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Additional Information about Carolina Raptor Center

Address: 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone Number: 704-875-6521
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Huntersville
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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