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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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Great care facility, attraction side a little boring

You can tell they take great care of the birds, and everyone is really nice. Overall the tour was a little boring, the usual inspirational talk and cheesy video. That being... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Apopka, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

You can tell they take great care of the birds, and everyone is really nice. Overall the tour was a little boring, the usual inspirational talk and cheesy video. That being said they do bring out a bald eagle and do a quick Q&A with the handler. Trails had some nice views of a stream with Salmon and some bird... More 

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Alma, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Even non animal lovers will be favorably impressed by the care given these magnificent birds. The center recognizes eagles are meant to soar and its goal is to mend them and turn them loose

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you are in the area looking to pass some time this OK. There is a nice trail and lots of birds to see. It is fairly expensive for what it is though.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I really really loved this place. The educational talk was inspiring with the Eagle. The rehabilitation center shows so much respect for these wild animals alone with compassion and strong preservation of their value. The other displays were educational and well done.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This place is great- very important work being done here, and the tour nicely shows off the beautiful birds being accommodated. However, our tour guide was a bit too young and immature, as was another guide who was interacting with her- seemed like they had some weird dynamic to resolve and ours just kind of disappeared at one point! That... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

always a good day when one learns something, and the Raptor Center is such a place. Hefty fee, but that is how they can take care of birds from all across the USA.had excellent guide walk us through and give us many insights. Well worth seeing.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We walked through the Sitka National Historic Park (totem park) to get here. I'm not a bird person, but I'm glad we visited. It's a nice facility, and the staff members were helpful and friendly. We saw a lot of bald eagles in the flight rehabilitation center, which was interesting. Outside, there are a variety of birds, including owls, Eagles,... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A good exhibit of our national symbol, and to watch these magnificent birds relearning to fly after they have been injured. Thanks to all the staff for working with these great birds.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited the Alaska raptor center insitka while on a cruise. It was amazing to see the great work being done here to assist various raptors. It was even more interesting to see the amazing bald headed eagle up close. What an amazing bird. Great place to visit.

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We walked to the Raptor Center after walking around the Sitka National Historic Park. We arrived just in time to see the resident bald eagle make an appearance in the presentation room. They rehabilitate birds for release back into the wild, but unfortunately, he was not able to be released. We saw the ‘free flight’ room where the Eagles rest... More 

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