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“You have to go here!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alaska Raptor Center

Alaska Raptor Center
1000 Raptor Way, P.O. Box 2984, Sitka, AK 99835
800-643-9425
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Sitka
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Owner description: Growing from a backyard, volunteer-run operation, the Alaska Raptor Center has become Alaska's foremost bald eagle hospital and educational center, as well as one of the state's premier visitor attractions.Each year, the Alaska Raptor Center provides medical treatment to 100-200 injured bald eagles and other birds. Our goal is to release our patients back into the wild; some, however, are injured so severely they could not survive in the wild even after rehabilitation. These birds may join our Raptors-in-Residence, providing excitement and education for more than 36,000 annual visitors and for the 15,000 schoolchildren we reach through the Adopt-A-Raptor program and Classroom Presentations around the country.The Alaska Raptor Center's 17-acre campus borders the Tongass National Forest, a temperate coastal rainforest, and the Indian River in Sitka, Alaska, and features award-winning natural habitats for our 19 Raptors-in-Residence.
Seattle
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“You have to go here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Even though they were closed the day we had off from meetings, we got to see the Eagles and Owls they had on the outside of the building. If you are in Sitka, you must take the time to go here!

Visited May 2013
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Mayglynn
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“wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

you will see eagles up close. many have been hurt. These are magnificent birds. Don't miss. Large gift shop. you will love it. Fee is for birds care

Visited June 2012
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“Alaska Raptor Center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a MUST DO while in Sitka. The staff is helpful and informative, the signage excellent and the birds the main attraction. See eagles, owls and raptors up close.

Visited April 2013
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Ringoes, New Jersey
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“Birds Close Up”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Great to see the birds up close. You can't appreciate how big a bald eagle is until you stand near one. The walk was pretty but short. I support the center and what they are doing to help these birds. It is small and doesn't take long to visit.

Visited July 2012
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Moses Lake, WA
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“Good place to visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Great to see how the raptors are so well cared for - even in the winter when tourism is low. It's worth the trip.

Visited October 2012
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