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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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I visited the Alaska Raptor Center as a part of an excursion, and I really enjoyed. The guide had a lot of knowledge.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Madrid
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I visited the Alaska Raptor Center as a part of an excursion, and I really enjoyed. The guide had a lot of knowledge.

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Beaumont, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Raptor center was very interesting and we got a great experience with the Eagles as well as other birds. The people volunteering there we very nice.

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Lehi, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Only about a 15 minute walk from the cruise ship. Sitka is a small town. We actually walked from one end to almost the other end that day. The raptor center is a great place to see birds of prey close up. It's nice to see Them being rehabilitated and when possible they will be released back into the wild.... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

While not a big place, this place rescues and rehabilitates injured raptors, mostly eagles. They have an indoor flight center and some caged birds outside who are both temporary and permanent because of the type of injury they sustained. Quick video in the beginning and then they give you tours. $12 entry fee.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Alaska Raptor Center visit was part of a longer day tour I attended. A few people in our group skipped this, but I am so very happy that I stayed. I learned so much about birds of prey and specifically more about eagles. Everyone there very clearly loved working with these birds and there are many excellent photo opportunities... More 

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Sitka, Alaska, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I'm a local. All my out of town guest get a trip to the Alaska Raptor Center. The outdoor habitats full of long term patients are fascinating. And the staff can share all the history of inhabitants. There is an indoor flight school where injured eagles are trained and tested on their flying ability before being released back to the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Intimate experience with the birds, friendly informative staff. Great walking trails. Learned a lot! Very authentic.

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Pilot Point, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit. Really enjoyed our time there. We were the only people there and got a guided tour all to ourselves.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place to see birds of prey up close. Well run facility designed to rehabilitate injured birds, if possible, so they can be released back into the wild. Knowledgeable staff are able to explain what they do, how they do it and give you the details of all the birds there.

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

They rescue and rehabilitate eagles and other large birds, and give a good tour of their facilities.

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Address: Address: 1000 Raptor Way, P.O. Box 2984, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone Number: 800-643-9425
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Sitka

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