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“Great education center” 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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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
Sterling, Virginia
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249 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Great education center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I follow their eagle cam once eagle mating season gets going and always said I'd visit if I were in the area (I'm from Washington DC area). Well, I was and I did. The trail is really nice and easy to follow, lots of signage to explain each raptor and how they came to be at the Center. Not too much information, but enough to give you the basics of the species and short story of each raptor there. It looks like they are doing a bit to improve or build some areas more specific to children. It's already child friendly, but looked like they were adding to it.

Visited February 2013
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Coastal Massachussetts
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Birds, Outdoors, Education”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

What a wonderful sanctuary. Manicured grounds, humanely treated rapors, educational gift shop/book store. A delight for kids and adults...and a nice outdoor park-like setting.

Visited May 2012
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Lowell, North Carolina
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Birds, birds, birds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

You can see eagles, and you can hear the docents tal about the center. Eagles are rehabilitated whenever possible and then set free in other areas. It is great for kids and adults.

Visited March 2012
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Mooresville, nc
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Interesting and educational visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is an amazing place to learn about our raptors and caring for the environment. There are a variety of raptors (owls, eagles, vultures) in cages in a forested area that you walk through. Many of them have been injured by man, restored to health, and will eventually be returned to the environment. Getting to see them up close is an experience in itself! A fabulous learning experience for adults and children! Go1

Visited May 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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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