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Carolina Raptor Center

6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
704-875-6521
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Ranked #2 of 15 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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Medford, New Jersey
2 reviews
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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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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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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Savannah, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We hadn't been for about 5 years, so we stopped by. Nice visit, enjoyed seeing the many rescued birds of prey. Interesting for children (not this trip) for a short visit. The Raptor Center is located in a large park complex with lots of other things to do.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We love going here, so many beautiful birds to see. The great thing is that they take in wounded birds and help them get back to health so they can live in the wild again! The fee to get in isn't much, and it goes to a good cause so I never worried about it. There is so much here... More

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Morganton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I love visiting the Carolina Raptor Center. You will probably never be able to observe Birds of Prey this close in the Wild, so the CRC is a wonderful place to learn about these magnificent birds. If you are a photographer, they offer a PhotoWILD event in the Spring and Fall and actually bring out a lot of the birds... More

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Groton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I saw a sign "Carolina Raptor Center" on our drive down to Atlanta, GA from CT. I was intrigued. After a little research online, I actually planned a stop in Huntersville, NC on our return trip up north. Man I'm glad I did. The birds are in their own quarters along a lovely trail. Each bird has been brought to... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Such a great visit, even though it was raining. It makes for a nice walk through the woods, as well. Helpful volunteers and good signs that explained the birds, their reason for being at the center and other interesting facts about the breed.

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Culpeper
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

we were members when lived in charlotte and continue to visit at least yearly. rescue/rehab birds that are extremely well cared for in pleasant wooded setting with nice paths. live flight/display programs for all ages. excellent for children

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