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Alaska Raptor Center

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Address: 1000 Raptor Way, P.O. Box 2984, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone Number: 800-643-9425
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Description: Growing from a backyard, volunteer-run operation, the Alaska Raptor Center...
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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Short, informative class on raptors (eagles)

You will enjoy every minute of the lecture and leave with new knowledge about the bald eagle and other raptors. While entertaining that is just a byproduct of a very good albeit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Kake, Alaska
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I'm not a big fan of using my time to view captive animals, but at least, it's for the purpose of rehabilitation. They have more than just bald eagles and if the salmon are running, there is a trail to a creek in the back of the facility where salmon will be in shallow water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You will enjoy every minute of the lecture and leave with new knowledge about the bald eagle and other raptors. While entertaining that is just a byproduct of a very good albeit short (20 min) lecture. You will be closer than you probably ever will be to all these raptors. It is time well spent. I live in Sitka but... More 

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Sitka, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Such a beautiful price a little spendy but for a good cause - all those birds are so well taken care of and have nice habitats because of visitors

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

If you only have a few hours to spare in Sitka, please try and make this a priority! This was my second visit to the Alaska Raptor Centre, my first one being in August of 2005 and my second in July of 2015. The main difference was that the first time was the day a major cruise ship was in... More 

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Ventura, California
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17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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

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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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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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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