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Cascades Raptor Center

32275 Fox Hollow Rd, Eugene, OR 97405
541 485 1320
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Ranked #5 of 32 attractions in Eugene
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We completely enjoyed touring the raptor center! The two employees we spoke to today (04/05/14) were friendly, informative and very helpful. The tour is self-guided, which we loved, since you can go at your own pace. The enclosures were very well with the information regarding each of the raptors, how they were acquired and why they cannot be released. There... More

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Corvallis
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This place is incredible.I looked forward to their annual Open House, as I could then bring my three children for no charge. It's totally worth the entrance fee if you have it, but I was on a very tight budget when my kids were small, and just couldn't swing it. The birds, the atmosphere, the cages, the setting, the dedication--... More

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oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Was thrilled to be able to have such close up views of the birds. Not something that most facilities afford. Have been there several times and was fortunate enough that some of the handlers were out working with the birds so we were able to stand very close for an amazing look. Nice enclosures and great experience.

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Lompoc
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

like others... we had a "bad employee" I guess. We pulled in to park (in a stall someone just pulled out of) to have a lady run up and yell at me that I was not allowed to park there as it was an employee spot (though it was marked). She then proceeded to tell me three locations where I... More

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

My sincere apologies for this. You are right, there are no marked 'employee only' slots; I suspect that the volunteer who did this was feeling protective of the slot that I typically use, as I also live on-site as the caretaker and on-call responder. I also apologize for the fact that you felt yelled at, which is certainly not our... More

Oregon
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70 reviews 70 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Small outdoor facility. Not very handicapped accessible, but for everyone else, including small kids, it is a great place to see local raptors up close. Good information on each type of bird. It is tucked on the shoulder of Spencer Butte and great hiking trails are nearby.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Very well planned rescue of our wildlife. The birds are incredible up close and personal! Such wonderful staff!

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I took friends of mine to the Raptor Center when they visited here from London. We had such an extraordinary day walking through the center. This is a wonderful place that rescues and rehabilitates when possible, birds of prey. You really get a closeup view of the birds in their enclosures. I had never seen so many of these species... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a small, but well-run bird sanctuary that has an excellent collection of rescued raptors and other birds. It's tucked into a beautiful little corner of South Eugene, and well worth a visit. While you're there, you can also hike up Spencer Butte for an amazing view of the Willamette Valley.

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Oakland, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a local favorite. It is a great place to see some of our local birds and also help out a center who is so proactive at helping wildlife that has been harmed. You will be awed by the variety of impressive raptors you will see tucked away in this little known haven! Plus, it is located at the... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Raptor Center is in a beautiful setting and offers interest for adults and kids alike. We go at least twice a year and it's a MUST for out-of-town guests.

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