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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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Hours:
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 little place off the beaten path

If you have about an hour, stop at the Carolina Raptor Center. This is a not for profit, run by knowledgeable and helpful volunteers. The grounds are well kept and quiet. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

If you have about an hour, stop at the Carolina Raptor Center. This is a not for profit, run by knowledgeable and helpful volunteers. The grounds are well kept and quiet. The bird enclosures are well maintained and there are informative plaques about each bird. Many of the birds are there due to injury or human interference and cannot be... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

(See what I did there ^^^) Cool hidden attraction in the Latta Plantation area. Very woodsy and pretty cool for adults and kids. Not much for food choices there. I would definitely recommend bringing a picnic lunch to snack on. I do believe that they sell ice cream.

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Indianapolis, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The Carolina Raptor Center is a great stop for nature lovers when visiting Charlotte. They have MANY types of raptors to check out including owls, vultures, bald eagles and osprey. Some of the enclosures were being "remodeled" so we missed a few of the birds, but it was super cool to see these giants up close. The King Vulture is... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We came during the Arts and Counsel Free day. I did not even know about this place. It is very interesting, and they only have raptors that can not survive in the wild due to injury, prior illnesses, or other. It is a great way to educate the public, protest the birds, and provide some cool learning experiences. What detracted... More 

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Huntersville, NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to the Carolina Raptor Center many times and always try to take visiting company there for a visit if possible. The Raptor Center is extremely clean and well maintained, and the staff and volunteers are friendly and helpful. The raptors themselves are, of course, the big draw. They are beautiful animals and the chance to see them... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Though it was very cold, it was a unique place to explore and do something fun and interactive. The birds are incredible, as are the facts that were posted in and around the center.

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Yorba Linda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The Carolina Raptor Center right outside of Charlotte, NC inside the Latta Plantation at 6000 Sample Road is a great place for families. The outdoor Raptor Trail is 3/4 mile and little ones and strollers can easily handle the trail, wheelchairs maybe a little bit harder. Admission is $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for seniors/military/teachers, $6.00 for students and 4 and... More 

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Monroe, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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