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“Amazing” 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
NC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

It was fascinating to see the birds in different stages of rehab and to learn the stories of how they came to be at the Raptor Center. The staff is very knowledgable and enjoys telling visitors about the center and the various birds housed there.

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English first
New York City, New York
2 reviews
“Raptor Center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

See wonderful hawks and eagles that have been rescued and learn from the volunteers about the birds' rescue stories. Great for kids.

Visited November 2012
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Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
13 helpful votes 13 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.

Visited November 2012
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Greer, SC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“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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