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Cascades Raptor Center

32275 Fox Hollow Rd, Eugene, OR 97405
541 485 1320
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Ranked #7 of 35 Attractions in Eugene
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Nestled on a wooded hillside in south Eugene, this nature center and wildlife hospital specializes in birds of prey. Over 60 resident birds of 33... more » Owner description: Nestled on a wooded hillside in south Eugene, this nature center and wildlife hospital specializes in birds of prey. Over 60 resident birds of 33 native species are on display, from pygmy owls to bald and golden eagles. Open Tues-Sun and Mon holidays. « less
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Cornville, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

They had a good collection of Raptor on display. The educational talk was very informative even if the Owl flew away for a few minutes. They do a very good job of describing the bird and telling you a story of why each of the birds is in the facility. The admission cost was reasonable for what they presented. It... More

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Last month, I, my wife, daughter and 8 yr old granddaughter visited the Center. My granddaughter played veterinarian. She had to find the injured stuffed animal, determine what was wrong, give it the proper medical treatment, and nurse it back to health. She enjoyed it. The rest of us found the exhibits very interesting. In addition, the Center does good... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I could spend all of my time here. It was my main attraction upon visiting Eugene, OR. I will definitely revisit. It's a small park, but is very educational with great staff and is located in the beautiful Eugene forest. If you like animals and the outdoors, I suggest going to learn and experience being near these awesome animals. It's... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Lots of really awesome raptors in clean and well maintained environments. These animals are healthy looking and seem happy. Most are rehabbed wounded animals and some simply can't survive on their own in the wild. Each has a personal story. Parking is not good and there are no rest rooms, only very unclean porta-johns that clearly are not emptied or... More

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

Sherri- I am so sorry if you visited on a day when the portable restrooms were in bad shape! I'm sure the warm weather we've been having makes them worse . I do assure you they are cleaned at least weekly, and in all honesty this is the first time we've ever had a complaint. Not that anyone loves them... More

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed the raptor center. The staff was very nice and loved answering all our questions. We loved seeing all the birds of prey and reading their stories. We think it's wonderful what they're doing for these birds. All the birds that come in are sick or injured. The only down fall was there not a lot of parking,... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We recently visited the Raptor Center and highly recommend it - great learning experience! It gives kids a sense of why these birds are here (mainly due to human activity - logging, electric wires, etc) but doesn't shove it down our throats. They just state how and where the bird was found.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

When visitors come to town, I like to encourage them to visit the Cascade Raptor Center. It has lots of well-cared for raptors in open cages - several types of owls, hawks, eagles, accipitors & more. A staff person will bring a bird out & do a bird-talk w/ time for Q&A. They're especially good with kid's questions. Every enclosure... More

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San Diego, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Within minutes of downtown Eugene, Oregon, the Cascades Raptor Center could captivate(play on words) you for, at least, one half day. This extensive non-profit facility for at least thirty species of native birds of prey is both a wildlife hospital and educational attraction. Either through a well-posted self-guided walking tour or one of the daily feature talks by one of... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was outdoor cages for owls, eagles, turkeys, etc all previously injured or too socialized by humans or didn't learn survivor skills when young. Larger version of JD Randall museum in SF. Interesting to some birds up close that one normally doesn't see. Educational facility so chalk up the $7 fee as donation. Not that large of a facility, self... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I've been to the Raptor Center several times and have enjoyed each visit thoroughly. The volunteers/employees are knowledgable, and provide interesting stories about how birds ended up at the center. They are doing a great service for birds of prey while providing an excellent education to the public. Overall a wonderful experience and a great place to take visiting guests.

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