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Carolina Raptor Center

6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
704-875-6521
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Huntersville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of...
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Type: Science Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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

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Monroe, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

As a long time bird lover, my favorites have always been the raptors. My one and only tattoo is of a great horned owl on my left shoulder. The birds in this place have all come from situations which will no longer allow them to live in the wild. As sad as it is to see them caged, we know... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I volunteer every year as I very much appreciate the work they do to save and rehabilitate the raptors. We are very lucky to have a facility like this in our area. Great staff, well maintained, and a nice gift shop. Kids will love it.

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Moreno Valley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Driving in it was confusing as to where it's at, even when you come to the gates.....still no signs ???? I can't believe it's that costly to put up a few signs. We talked to the young lady at counter who told us what they offer for the $10 admission , which was in 15 minutes a program where the... More 

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Indian Land, South Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

This is a place that cost $10.00 per adult, and $6.00 per student, where is all the money going? The signs are all worn and hard to read, most of the cages are empty or closed off. I am glad the animals were rescued and they have a home. Most of them look sad and not happy. It is nice... More 

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15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This small educational facility houses over 23 varieties of raptors (birds of prey), many of whom cannot be released into the wild due to injuries sustained by gun shots, hitting electric wires, and broken wings. A 3/4 mile flat, stone dust path winds you through the woods to the raptor enclosures - easy to walk for even small children. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Heard about this place from a friend. Decided to check it out. Very cool place. Went with the family (2 young kids). Stayed for 3hrs walking around and learning about the work they do and seeing all the birds. GREAT PLACE! Friendly staff. I would recommend checking it out.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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197 reviews 197 reviews
81 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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