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“Interesting” 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 16 attractions in Huntersville
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Science Museums
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
Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Very nice, informative and educational raptor center. Well-kept birds. Also, nice walk in forested area.

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Greer, SC
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“Nice Way to Spend a Couple of Hours”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I was a little surprised at the cost ($10 per adult), but it was a nice way to spend time outside while learning about different hawks, etc. This was a nice outing for my husband and me that we were able to do together. We didn't realize this reserve is on land that houses hiking trails, an old plantation home, and more. We could have spent several hours hiking trails for free, but we had other plans. I would recommend doing the raptor center and the other attractions around it. Beautiful setting.

Visited November 2012
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Conover, NC
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“Birds”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I enjoyed watching the birds but I didn't like the location of the birds because it was deep in the woods and I didn't wear the proper shoes. Make sure you dress appropriately because it is in the woods.

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“The Carolina Raptor Center is Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The Carolina Raptor Center was a wonderful place to spend a few hours and be in the outdoors with a bunch of raptors. The birds were beautiful and the information at each bird cage was so great reading. Each bird had a name and a story to tell. Loved it. There was places for the kids to play & learn if they happened to get a little bored. I would really recommend that anyone who has an interest in nature and doesn't mind a very easy walk thru the woods to visit this place. I wasn't disappointed. I went with my family. They all enjoyed the experience. While we were there there were 2 trainers in the cages (big cages) working with the raptors. It was so cool to watch!

Visited October 2012
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Little Falls, New Jersey
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“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!

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