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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 12 Attractions in Sitka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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, Zoos & Aquariums
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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Weatherford, TX
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Arlington, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I visited the Raptor Center as part of a visit to Juneau for Whalefest 2014. Since it was the off season, there were no formal tours (and no admission price). They did have a donation box. We were free to walk the grounds and come into the center. The visit started with a poster on the front door "The eagle... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I visited with my family for the first time in August 2013. The facility itself is fine. The animals are interesting. The employees or volunteers, which ever they may be lacked a lot to be desired. My father was interested in purchasing a walking stick pin. We couldn't find them in the gift shop so I asked for help. The... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We visited the centre on the Russian America and Raptor Centre excursion off our Regent cruise. The staff here are very professional, knowledgeable and passionate about conserving, rehabilitating and either releasing or providing life long care for these magnificent birds. Having seen them as white dots at the tops of trees or graceful silhouettes overhead it was awe inspiring to... More 

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The Hill Country, TX
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

What an education. This place is amazing with some amazing animals. The staff is extremely well versed in what it means to preserve and protect these great birds. Do not miss it. Kids of every age will love it. Great gift shop. Highly recommended.

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