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“Birds of prey thank you.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carolina Raptor Center

Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
704-875-6521
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Huntersville
Type: Science Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey through education, research, and the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors. Stroll along the 3/4 mile nature trail for a self-guided tour, observe over 20 species of raptors in their aviaries, watch a presentation of live raptors, read personal stories about our resident birds and how they came to live at Carolina Raptor Center.Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pmSunday: 12pm-5pm
Little Falls, New Jersey
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“Birds of prey thank you.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

This was a wonderful place to visit. The Carolina Raptor Center receives injured birds of prey from all over the U.S. They rehabilitate and release raptors. Those poor creatures that cannot be release due to extensive injury, live out their lives in peace & tranquility as ambassadors and "educators". They have a wonderful exhibit and you can see how well taken care of these birds are. A job well done by The Carolina Raptor Center. Great place to visit and worthy of your sponsorship!

Visited October 2012
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Weddington, NC
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“FOR THE BIRDS! RAPTOR CENTER SOARS!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Bring sturdy walking shoes, prepare for inclement weather and be enchanted by the specimens which abound at the Carolina Raptor Center. The care and concern which the staff obviously feels and displays for the unfortunate denizens of the Center will give you a new insight into the place that Raptors hold in our environment. Owls, Bald Eagles, other odd birds are displayed in wonderfully constructed holding pens so the public can view and gain knowledge of these interesting creatures. Great for kids, good for adults. Watch where you're walking because the paths are as natural as possible and therefore somewhat uneven and wandering. The fee goes towards the feeding and housing and rehabilitation of the Raptors so they can be released back into the wild as early as possible. Very interesting place to visit... highly recommended.

Visited April 2012
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Huntersville
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great place to visit and see some great Raptors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Must do especially with kids. Great walk in the woods and good write ups on the birds to learn more about them.

Visited March 2012
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Davidson, North Carolina
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“For the Birds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We bring visitors here who enjoy nature, outdoors, and want to learn about raptors. It's not large but the intimacy more than makes up for it. You can get very close to hawks, falcons, owls, eagles, most/all rescued from injury (power lines, cars, etc). It can be very hot on July or August afternoons. Most kids old enough (with good attention spans and inquisitiveness) enjoy this experience, leave the center talking about it and the many birds here. Staff is very good, there are presentations scheduled throughout the day to learn more and see birds being handled and in action. Eagle area is a favorite for lots of folks. Gift shop is small but has good off-beat Charlotte souvenirs. All this supports a great cause.

Visited May 2012
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Greer, South Carolina
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8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A Cool Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

If you enjoy the outdoors and have any kind of interest in birds, particularly raptors, this place is for you. The variety of birds that they have is impressive. The eagle habitat will not disappoint. I has been a while since I went, so I cannot attest to how things are now, but when we went, it was clean, habitat sensitive, and inspiring. If you don't know, this is a destination for raptors all over the east coast and beyond that have been injured in some way. Some of the birds will be rereleased into the wild, but most will not. The Raptor Center gives them a dignified way to live out their days. The drive back into the Raptor Center takes you through the Latta Plantation. It is a beautiful drive and worth checking out the other attractions.

Visited October 2011
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