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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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Excellent place to view Eagles and other raptors up close

The indoor Eagle recovery center is fascinating - getting chance to see so many eagles in one place and to learn about how they are undergoing rehab was really interesting. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The indoor Eagle recovery center is fascinating - getting chance to see so many eagles in one place and to learn about how they are undergoing rehab was really interesting. We also loved the little tour of the "permanent residents" in their homes outdoors - the birds that for one reason or another cannot be released back into the wild.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit. especially if you have kids with you. It is a place where they take care of injured birds. Some are released and those who are not well enough to be in the wild are cared for here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Love the concept. Rehabilitate, then back to the wild. The flight training room is kinda a hidden jem. It's behind a closed door for the birds protection. The facility ultimately wants to release the patients. If you can't find it, ask. 12$ well spent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Some people we met in another part of AK suggested going to the Raptor Center while in Sitka. It was an easy 3/4 mi walk from our motel to the center. The facilities are very nice for people and raptors! I don't blame the eagles for not flying out . . . they know a good thing when they see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Sitka is a walking town; most attractions are centered around the harbor. Take a pleasant hike to the Science Center, the Totem Park and on to the Alaska Raptor Center. This is a very interesting, well run establishment. There are a variety of permanent resident birds on display in nice habitats. My favorite was the snowy owl. The staff of... More 

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Petaluma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Our kayak trip was rained out so we trekked on over to the Raptor Center just outside of "downtown" Sitka. Beautiful birds of prey in a natural habitat as they rehab getting ready for release back in to the wild. Beautiful location in the rainforest. Well worth the 90 to 120 minutes spent admiring the birds and the folks who... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

So glad we got a chance to check this place out they have some of the coolest birds! The staff is very well educated and very friendly. I would definitely recommend checking it out if you are in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The center is a nice tour while visiting Sitka. I think the admission was $12 which is a little high but at least you know your money is going to a good cause. You can walk up and see several birds without paying but I recommend paying the fee and having the tour guide take you around the premises and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Definitely spend a half hour here when you visit Sitka. It is a pleasant walk out of town through the Totem park.

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Chino Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you want to learn about raptors and experience them close up, then this is definitely a place to visit. The raptor center is a non-profit rescue for eagles, owls, hawks, and other raptors. We learned so much about their habitat. They also have a beautiful hiking trail onsite that follows a creek trail. A great activity for families of... More 

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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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