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International Owl Center

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126 E Cedar St, Houston, MN 55943-8619
+1 507-896-6957
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Highlight of our day

Carla, the Executive Director, gave us a warm welcome. Both Sue and she spoke with passion and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom M
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Plymouth, Minnesota, United States
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Owls!

Came here for the annual Owl festival. I visited the Owl Center, attended the live owl... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
Wendy M
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Minnesota
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You'll find live owls, interactive displays, children's owl art from around the world, an owl-themed gift shop, and you can make a pledge to help owls. Programs are given at 11:00, 2:00 and 3:30.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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126 E Cedar St, Houston, MN 55943-8619
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Carla, the Executive Director, gave us a warm welcome. Both Sue and she spoke with passion and commitment about the future Owl Center building. Houston is fortunate to have the Owl Center in its town. Plan your visit around one of the 3 program times.

Thank Tom M
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karlaowl, Manager at International Owl Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Owl Center!

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Came here for the annual Owl festival. I visited the Owl Center, attended the live owl demonstrations, and went on several owl excursions. Such a wonderful little town in a beautiful setting. Volunteers and staff were very welcoming and I came away having learned a...More

Thank Wendy M
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karlaowl, Manager at International Owl Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Thank you for coming and enjoying the International Festival of Owls and sharing your experience!

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We have visited this place several times, but this time took our granddaughters with us. Special event was there annual festival. Their main center has live owls, demonstrations, education, and programs. This was expanded for the festival. Definitely worth visiting!

Thank David F
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic place! Staff and owls are amazing, informative and interactive!! Thank you Carla and Jo!!

Thank Brianna F
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

The Owl center is very small but also very well done. They have a small gift shop and a group of owls that rotate to the building for viewing. They care about the owls and the people are nice.

Thank Mark L
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Amazing opportunity to get up close to live owls. The ladies working at the center when we visited could not have been more passionate about owls than if they tried. The presentation was a bit long, but worth it when you get an owl flying...More

Thank Lisa Z
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

If you have an interest in all things Owl, this is a great place to visit. They are fairly new and running on a tight budget, but on most days, they have live owls and let you get pretty close up. (No touching of course)...More

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed learning how to identify owls and seeing three live owls. Two of them were brought out for us to see closely and watch them fly to their perches. Their gift shop has lots of owl books and other things to buy. Well worth...More

Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

I really liked the presentation, which was about an hour long. It was cool to see so close... and see the different pupil sizes in the same owl! Other exhibits include stuffed owls, some crafts, and scrapbooks about Owls. The ladies that run it are...More

Thank marqual
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karlaowl, Manager at International Owl Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2017

Thanks for coming to the Owl Center and for taking the time to write a review!

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

I was sorry to read the review by jaspermunch on May 30, 2017 who thought the presentation was long and boring. I've heard several of Karla's presentations and she has such enthusiasm and gets to excited I find them far from boring. The gift shop...More

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karlaowl, Manager at International Owl Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2017

Glad you had a great visit, and that you'll be coming back for International Owl Awareness Day on August 4! We appreciate you sharing your experience online and look forward to seeing you again.

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