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Alaska Raptor Center

1000 Raptor Way, P.O. Box 2984, Sitka, AK 99835
800-643-9425
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Sitka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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... more » 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. « less
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

They do a very important job here. Well worth the visit, but we were on a schedule and ran out of time.

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Laguna Beach
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very knowledgable & friendly staff. Impressed with the work they do in caring for all the birds. Great way to see them up close.

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Murrieta, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This Raptor Center in Sitka is an amazing place. They care for and rehabilitate bald eagles and other raptors. You get to see the birds up close in a natural environment. The grounds are beautiful---a lovely nature walk. All staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. We highly recommend visiting there.

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south dakota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This facility is fantastic with so much to see and learn and the view is incredible, this is a must see

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Alpine, California
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69 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Center provides a useful service to injured and abandoned raptors. They try to rehabilitate the birds so they CAN release them back to the wild. They are a pioneering wildlife project that offers close-up encounters with bald eagles and other birds of prey. Some of the bald eagles are behind one way viewing glass-they don't see or hear you.... More

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Palmer, Alaska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour of this facility and the staff's explanation of their work. Several types of raptors on display in various stages of recovery.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Visiting the raptor center was worthwhile just to see the eagles and hear about the impressive work being done here.

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Annapolis, il
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very educational and a friendly tourist stop. Liked seeing the birds, of course. Nothing to not like

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Boulder, CO USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This was interesting, but nothing special - wild birds in cages. (I guess I've traveled too much.) If you can't see (or haven't seen) raptors like these before, it may be exciting. However, I seen many in the wild (including bald eagles just a few yards away). More interesting was seeing salmon swimming up the creek below the bird exhibits.... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This facility rescues and rehabilitates raptors - eagles, owls, hawks, etc. The video and tour is excellent, the facilities are attractive, with some easy hiking trails leading from the main building. We really enjoyed our visit there.

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