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“Wonderful facility for entire family” 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
Rock Hill, SC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful facility for entire family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Great facility to see and learn about our feathered friends. Lots of birds to see and nice presentations given by employees. Check their website for hours and special presentations. Well worth the entrance fee.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very disappointing...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I have visited the Raptor Center several times since moving to Charlotte. The first few times were great- it was a quiet, but informative place. A place to go and commune with nature and enjoy the beauty of the birds. The last time I went they had turned it into some sort of "Guardians of Gahoole" rip-off. Kids were running around screaming and the set-up was terrible. The birds were all hiding in the back of their cages due to the noise level in the place (I wished I could have joined them) and it was hard to see them, much less enjoy the experience.

The changes they have made are unfortunate and take away from the atmosphere. Unless you want to deal with screaming, unruly kids and pay a grip of money to see a few tailfeathers, spend your money elsewhere.

Visited March 2013
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Savannah, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fun and Interesting Place to Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Up close and personal with a wide range of birds. Hawks, falcons, vultures, owls, eagles, etc. Very good signing. Very visitor friendly.

Visited March 2013
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Sterling, Virginia
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183 reviews 183 reviews
88 attraction reviews
Reviews in 118 cities Reviews in 118 cities
116 helpful votes 116 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 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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