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Cascades Raptor Center

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Address: 32275 Fox Hollow Rd, Eugene, OR 97405
Phone Number: 15414851320
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Nestled on a wooded hillside in south Eugene, this nature center and...

Nestled on a wooded hillside in south Eugene, this nature center and wildlife hospital specializes in birds of prey. Some 50 resident birds of 30 native species are on display, including owls, falcons, hawks, to bald and golden eagles. Open Tues-Sun and some major Mon holidays.

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Rapturous raptors & a Star Wars owl!

Who could not be enamored with “Padawan” - the Star Wars-named Barn Owl - with heart-shaped face & jet black eyes - who loves posing atop the leather-gloved arm of Kit Lacy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Who could not be enamored with “Padawan” - the Star Wars-named Barn Owl - with heart-shaped face & jet black eyes - who loves posing atop the leather-gloved arm of Kit Lacy, Education Director at the Cascades Raptor Center (CRC). With no fear response (an unnatural trait that makes this owl un-releasable back into the wild), Padawan has become the... More 

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1 Thank kjay855
Oregon
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We try to visit at least once a year and it never disappoints. The grounds are very well kept and it smells marvelous here, deep in the forest. The birds are varied and magnificent.

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Thank anonymousduck725
Gig Harbor, Washington
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great visit. This included reading the stories of why each bird was there. We were lucky enough to see a goshawk being trained. This allowed for some good photos.

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Thank Pat J
Veneta, Oregon
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoy visiting the raptor center not only to see the birds but also to learn each time I visit from the staff presentations and just visiting with the staff members

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Thank Joanne S
Springfield, Oregon
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there with the kids just before school started again. The entry fee was steep but thought for the educational value it might be worth it. It was not. There are quite a few birds but many were hard to see. they do have signs with the birds' stories which was interesting. Terrain is difficult. Parking is absolutely nuts and... More 

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Thank Susan P
LAShimmel, General Manager at Cascades Raptor Center, responded to this review

I am sorry you feel our admission fees are steep; we have priced them very carefully and find they are the cheapest in the state for a comparable wildlife experience, by far. We do have free passes available at all the county libraries for visitors to whom the fee is a barrier - you check them out just like a... More 

Eugene, Oregon
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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The birds are beautiful and it's nice that they are rescued birds rather than zoo type birds. The staff seem to really care about them and are very patient in answering questions. The center is not very big, but it looked like they were expanding.

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Thank shc007
Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cascades Raptor Center is a wonderful opportunity to learn about and view some of the most beautiful birds in nature. Most of the 'residents' have been harmed in some way by man and are not able to fend for themselves in the wild, so we can learn about these gorgeous creatures up close and personal.

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Thank Candice K
Eugene, Oregon
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Absolutly the best place to keep kids excited. I recommend parking across the road and climbing the driveway. When you do you will see why. Facinating place for adults as well as kids.

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1 Thank Rcanaga
Eugene, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

If you like birds this is the place to visit, Get a close up view of raptors,just to see how amazing they are,and how they need medical care just like us and sometimes because of us. The bird caretakers really must love their work because its' hard, cold, and dirty, but rewarding. Didn't realize how many kinds of owls and... More 

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Thank albo321
eugene, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

my nieces an nephews enjoyed all the birds and the show of the bird who did tricks for all of us. it was an enjoyable time and they were able to learn some facts about birds and where they live and how they are taken care of . We really enjoyed the afternoon we spent there.

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Thank Cheri B

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