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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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12:00 pm - 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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Great spot for seeing a variety of birds.

We loved our visit. I know, birds in cages... but most of the animals here are in need of care & rehabilitation. The center does a great job in keeping the park clean and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Donna T
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We loved our visit. I know, birds in cages... but most of the animals here are in need of care & rehabilitation. The center does a great job in keeping the park clean and the birds in great care. Kids will love the park and the variety of birds.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Really cool place! This is good, educational, interesting and so worthwhile. I'm go glad I brought my kids here. The raptor (creatures with talons) population is just great. The many varieties of owls are wonderful. The environment/habitat is comfortable and very natural. Love the eagles! Enjoy everything about this place.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Carolina Raptor Center is the most fulfilling visitor experience in the entire Charlotte metro area, and it is right there with the NC Zoo and Aquariums in terms of wildlife education in North Carolina.

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

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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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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