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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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Perth, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Our week-long Inside Passage tour ended with a visit to the Raptor Centre. This was a treat, particularly being able to see the birds up close that we had been capturing on film in the trees on our expedition. The sit-down talk was informative and the staff really showed their love of their birds. It was a thrill getting up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were bussed to the Center from the docks, cruise ship stop. The driver set the tone with in-depth and humorous knowledge of Sitka and the area. At the Center we were met and escorted by professional and enthusiastic guides. There presentation was informative and sincere. A worthy cause.

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Henderson, Nevada
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144 reviews 144 reviews
48 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

HI. yes stop here if you have the time, very interesting. they show you the birds that they are getting on the well list and things like that

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Fort Worth, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a don't miss site in Sitka. Beautiful facility for caring for and rehabilitating injured raptors. Great opportunity for seeing and photographing amazing birds up-close. Nice hiking trail also.

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San Diego, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
56 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a great place to see how this center tries to rehabilitate raptors like bald eagles and golden eagles, and other birds of prey that have been injured. They then release them back into the wild if possible. Many have been injured from gun shot wounds. If they are too injured to be released, they are placed in zoos... More

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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

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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71 attraction reviews
296 helpful votes 296 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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