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World Center For Birds of Prey

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Address: 5668 West Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, ID 83709
Phone Number: 12083628687
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Experience birds of prey eye-to-eye and explore the mysteries of their...

Experience birds of prey eye-to-eye and explore the mysteries of their flight, survival, and relationship with humans. Live bird demonstrations and falconry heritage tours complement hands-on exhibits for all ages. Enjoy panoramic views of the Treasure Valley from the interpretive trail and gazebo, or browse the gift shop. Admissions and purchases support conservation programs worldwide.

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Strong contribution to preserving species

We found the facility a smaller zoo with intense focus on birds, their habitats - deeply informative. What was really impressive was understanding what it takes to bring some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found the facility a smaller zoo with intense focus on birds, their habitats - deeply informative. What was really impressive was understanding what it takes to bring some birds back, i.e. california condors. It has contributed to saving birds in some direct ways. Enjoyed the stay and all my kids liked the stop and the tour, show and information

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kids activities and a short presentation displaying Hawks, Eagles, Osprey. Great for the preschool and elementary are kids.

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Boise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Over the years, I'd heard a lot about the Birds of Prey, but it wasn't until our family reunion that I finally visited. It was one of the highlights of the week! There are fascinating interactive exhibits and real, live birds. We were thrilled when a condor spread his 9' wings to catch the breeze and the owl did a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were at Birds of Prey during the birds' feeding time, which was fascinating. The birds are, for the most part, majestic. Some have been injured and are healing, to be returned to the wild, and all are fascinating. The Museum itself is wonderful and I wandered around looking at the various varieties of birds, some I'd never heard of.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The World Center for Birds of Prey is easy to find (at the end of Cole rd). They have wonderful interpretive information and live bird exhibitions. Wonderful!

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an international refuge replace peace and beauty. You will get to see you later endangered species is, magnificent raptors, and realize how many bird species exist all around us. Pause and enjoy. It is out there so when going don't give up on the drive......

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Lakewood, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are not experienced 'birders' although we enjoy our back yard bird feeders (except when the Cooper's Hawk pays a visit to have lunch), so we learned a lot in less than two hours. This is a very well done center and the volunteer talk, complete with the beautiful American Kestrel named Bob was very enjoyable and informative. We didn't... More 

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Monmouth, ME
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Keep your expectations low - this is not a zoo or a wildlife park. Try to time your visit to coincide with the presentations or you will feel cheated - as witness other reviews. Also, many will not enjoy the visit to the Archives of Falconry. Having said all that, this was one of the highlights of our trip to... More 

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Crystal Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a wonderful thing they do for the birds but charging $7 a head for adult admission is just too much. There's not a lot to see outdoors. Indoors are more displays and more cages. We weren't permitted to view the indoor cages because a presentation was being done in an adjacent room. Definitely overpriced on the admission rates.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of our best stops on a four state tour of the Northwest. I was expecting a tourist attraction but found a non-profit organization with both a scientific and educational focus on Birds of Prey. The tour guides were excellent. One was a very knowledgable volunteer who was obviously devoted to the birds. The other was a gentleman who had... More 

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