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Alaska Raptor Center

Address: 1000 Raptor Way, P.O. Box 2984, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone Number: 800-643-9425
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Sitka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Growing from a backyard, volunteer-run operation, the Alaska Raptor Center has become Alaska's...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Growing from a backyard, volunteer-run operation, the Alaska Raptor Center has become Alaska's foremost bald eagle hospital and educational center, as well as one of the state's premier visitor attractions.Each year, the Alaska Raptor Center provides medical treatment to 100-200 injured bald eagles and other birds. Our goal is to release our patients back into the wild; some, however, are injured so severely they could not survive in the wild even after rehabilitation. These birds may join our Raptors-in-Residence, providing excitement and education for more than 36,000 annual visitors and for the 15,000 schoolchildren we reach through the Adopt-A-Raptor program and Classroom Presentations around the country.The Alaska Raptor Center's 17-acre campus borders the Tongass National Forest, a temperate coastal rainforest, and the Indian River in Sitka, Alaska, and features award-winning natural habitats for our 19 Raptors-in-Residence.

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Ventura, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Very educational in a beautiful setting. If you like birds this is a must see! The staff were friendly and welcoming.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was an excellent place to see Eagles up close and in the wild. We saw an eagle up close with its trainer and also outside. The wild Eagles were flying around the property too. There were also owls on display. They do a lot of good work in rehabilitating injured birds also. Just a great experience.

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Strawberry, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a must see for those who are on a cruise ship and want a quick glimpse of what a small part of Alaska's wildlife is all about.

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We are glad that we stopped at the Alaska Raptor Center. It is a great opportunity to see a large variety birds close up and learn of the wonderful job that they do with rehabilitation. Tootsie the owl at the front desk was worth the trip all by herself!

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Weatherford, TX
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Our family went there about 20 years ago and we have a lasting impression of their good works. The center saves a lot of eagles which have been injured and need medical treatment. They depended on donations for funding. This is a worthwhileoperation and you will learn a lot if you go there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

When in Sitka, the raptor center should be on everyone's bucket list with their trip to Alaska. The center's mission is Bald Eagle & birds of prey rehabliitation, public education, & bald eagle research. A wonderful family activity. We were sitting in front of the handler with one of the eagles, who spread their wings - one of the most... More 

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Sitka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Although you can see Bald Eagles everywhere in Sitka, here you get to see them up close and , other raptors and large birds. Very knowledgable staff, be sure and go!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Another great attraction in Alaska. We were in Sitka just for a day on a cruise ..but had this attraction on our "to do" list. It is a wonderful facility where the people are making a great effort to bring injured raptors back to health, hopefully (though not always) to the point where they can be released back into the... More 

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Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The raptor center offers an educational environment combined with a worthy cause. They have many areas for family fun for young children and outdoor activities that satisfy all ages. Great walking trails ( be sure to ead warnings in spring of wildlife on trails including bears ) . They have care facilities for wounded animals and open areas for habitat... More 

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

this was another nice add on to our activist work and trip ,very cool place and glad they help the animals.another good memory to add.

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