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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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This was great if you ever wanted to be up close to a bald eagle. We went there just to see the eagle he was fabulous. So large and beautiful. Spent sometime checking him out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Fresno, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was great if you ever wanted to be up close to a bald eagle. We went there just to see the eagle he was fabulous. So large and beautiful. Spent sometime checking him out and the other exhibits. This is a definite must see if you ever get to Sitka.

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Ossining, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This was a neat place. Nothing real exciting but great to visit and see the great things they do! I enjoyed hearing some of the stories and just overall walking around!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

A great experience learning about how injured eagles and other raptors are rehabilitated. Some are able to be returned to the wild, while others need to be kept safely onsite as they would not survive in the wild. This non-profit could use everyone's help to save these injured birds. Learned a lot!

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Sacramento, Ca
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

There are two types of birds in the Center. The permanent residents are injured so much that they would starve to death in the wild, so they are kept there permanently. You can get close enough to clearly see what they look and sound like unlike the birds that are being rehabilitated. The rehabilitated ones are kept away from people... More 

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Sitka, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Beautiful birds abound. Up close to many birds that you only see in the movies. It id hard to tell whoooo is watching whoooo!

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Kake, Alaska
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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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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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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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