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“Great chance to see birds of prey up close” 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 18 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
Charlotte, North Carolina
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109 reviews 109 reviews
50 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great chance to see birds of prey up close”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Started as a conservancy for injured local birds, now it's a top 10 attraction. This non-profit rolls all the entry fees into care for the hundreds of birds located on property. People still bring in injured wild birds and they are nursed back to health and released.

Visited July 2012
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Mount Holly, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great for kids, accommodating staff!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The staff told me everything I needed to know at check in and even provided bug spray. I recommend only strollers with large wheels as you will be traveling on wood chipped paths. We were not there for a show and hope to go back to catch one next year. The kids loved being outside. Even though it was hot, paths mostly shaded and comfortable. Castle for playtime a bonus.

Visited September 2012
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Kings Mountain, North Carolina, United States
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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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73 helpful votes 73 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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“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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