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World Center For Birds of Prey

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Address: 5668 W Flying Hawk Ln, Boise, ID 83709-7289
Phone Number: 12083628687
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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An outstanding organization that helps preserve several species.

A very interesting and informative attraction. They work with a foundation that helps preserve those birds of prey that are in danger of becoming extinct, such as Condors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Michael W
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SALT LAKE CITY
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SALT LAKE CITY
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very interesting and informative attraction. They work with a foundation that helps preserve those birds of prey that are in danger of becoming extinct, such as Condors. Several live birds augment interesting exhibits that explain the life cycles of predatory birds. Especially interesting were the live condors, eagles, hawks, owls and vultures. This was the most interesting attraction in... More 

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Thank Michael W
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have live presentations with the birds and you can ask questions afterwards. There are live birds inside and outside as well as a museum type area to learn more about the birds. There is also a gift shop. Everyone there was extremely nice and knowledgeable about the birds.

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Thank Holly I
Colorado
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a hot day, so didn't stay too long. There are shade trees at the actual center, and most of the attractions are inside, so don't be scared away when you drive in the gates and just see dead grass. They have some beautiful birds from other continents that I'd never seen, and there are periodic demonstrations of how... More 

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Thank Schnu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the few places that is just spectacular about Boise. Wonderful 3d videos of the rain forest and a great education for both children and adults

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Thank Tammy W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I don't know where to begin, the work they do there is wonderful. They've been able to bring birds back from the brink of extinction. I support them all Ican

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Thank Pete R
Boise Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This isn't a zoo. This is a world center. These folks understand raptors and work successfully to return their populations to sustainable levels. They did it with peregrine falcons. They're doing it with condors. Birds come first. One of the prices they pay to do their work is allowing folks like us to visit (we pay admission and donate to... More 

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Thank IdahoJones
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a great talk about turkey Buzzards by a trainer, I think her name was Erin. We enjoyed the exhibits and would have loved to have seen more but my husband was having a hard time because of the heat

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Thank Gail M
Englewood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this center last week and although I'm not particularly interested in birds of prey, I found this experience enlightening and quite interesting. There is a well done video, a docent who brings out a live bird and gives more information on training and handling these birds and answers questions. Then there is a very interesting museum all relating... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They do great work here -- and it's almost entirely run by volunteers. But there is really not a whole lot to see beyond a bunch of stuffed owls and some ugly live condors. There is one room with hands-on activities for kids, including a bird costume to try on. If you have time to spare or live nearby, you... More 

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Montecito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A worthy cause that deserves support. There's a 20 minute talk by docents handling 2 different Raptors. Great to learn more about these magnificent birds. Nice facility.

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