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“Beautiful place” 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 15 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
Kings Mountain, North Carolina, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We enjoyed an intriguing tour at the Raptor Center by the knowledgeable staff. The birds are beautiful, and I didn't realize exactly how many they rescue. What an awesome place!

Visited October 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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68 attraction reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Very nice bird conservation facility”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

This facility is very nicely kept. They build all of their own exhibits and have a wide variety of raptors from all over the world. It is larger than it looks from the outside as all of the exhibits are outside on a walkway. Very educational and worth a visit.

While the $10 admission seem steep for the size of the facility, they have plenty of discounts such as for seniors over 60, college students etc. So don't let the price of the facility drive you away. My daughter who is a college student and I got in for $8 for the two of us. This facility is inside the Latta Mountain Lake Park which is also worth a visit in itself.

Visited December 2012
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NC
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“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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New York City, New York
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“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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11 helpful votes 11 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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