I have to say, I really wasn't expecting much from the raptor center. My son is a huge fan of birds - especially raptors - and my wife and I love to support wildlife centers, especially those that are conservation based, but I thought it looked to small and too narrow of focus to be much fun. I was wrong! I was impressed from the get-go. The facility is extremely well laid out: it's a small space, but it's arranged to give you a nice stroll through the woods. The birds are close enough together that you can easily see them all in a short time, but the enclosures aren't at all cramped or bunched. The center manages to provide a surprising amount of diversity within a fairly narrow focus, and the excellent signage keeps all of the exhibits engaging and informative. My favorite part of the visit was the Talons show. It costs $5 apiece, but the extra charge is well worth it. I can't say the center is particularly cheap for maybe 2 hours of entertainment (I think we saw the show and every exhibit in about 1.5 hours), but the money does go to a good cause. If you're at all interested in wildlife and especially birds, this is a very worthwhile stop.
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