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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Carolina Raptor was a pleasant surprise for an outing near Charlotte. The exhibits are very well done and educational. The range of convalescing raptors they have at this center is amazing. Kudos!

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Cypress, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was a great little stop. We walked around after lunch in the area. Very woody with a trail. Totally cool to see the raptors in a natural habitat. The Bald Eagles were amazing. Didn't stay for the show. Lots of dead rats around if you are queazy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We're visiting from Georgia and spent a lot of time at Latta Planation Park. The Carolina Raptor Center was our first stop. My 4 & 5 year old girls had a great time! The entire thing can be done in 45 mins but we spent 1.5 hours there. I would definitely do it again!

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Apex, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Spent a couple of hours on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the Raptor Center and was thoroughly pleased as well as impressed with our experience there! The center is comprised of individual outdoor exhibits for each of the raptor species which are grouped according to hawks, eagles, vultures, owls and several other types of raptors. Each exhibit also offers numerous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

While it was a little bit of a drive from our hotel on the south side, the raptor center going to the north end of Charlotte was really interesting. Each species in its own environment and cared for by those who know and understand sick and damaged predator birds. Each specimen was already injured and nursed back to health but... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I thought this would make a nice hour'ish tour for the kids and give us a chance to be outside. We stayed for almost 4 hours and had a great time! The new RSI aerial show is great fun and educational. Highly recommend!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is a rehab and injured bird sanctuary. The raptors that are brought here, nursed back to health but cannot survive in the wild are given a home here. It is set up almost like a zoo where you walk on trails to view the displayed raptors. There is posted information on the individual raptors and facts about the species... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The center is very easy to navigate. They have a trail you follow to see all the birds. They have a really good mix including a Great Vulture, which I thought was stunning. Bald & Golden Eagles. Owls, ravens, hawks. I was going to pass it up but I'm glad I decided to visit. Budget 2 hours.

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Additional Information about Carolina Raptor Center

Address: 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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