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The Raptor Center

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Raptor Center is a great place to see raptors up close. The tour lasts 30 minutes and you get... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Wonderful activity, especially for students and bird-lovers

Our family went to the Raptor Center for an activity combined with the St. Paul Como Conservatory... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Established in 1974 as part of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, The Raptor Center rehabilitates more than 700 sick and injured raptors each year, while helping to identify emerging environmental issues related to raptor...more
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1920 Fitch Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1057
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Raptor Center is a great place to see raptors up close. The tour lasts 30 minutes and you get to see the birds for the majority of that time. Tour guides are very friendly and knowledgeable, and tour groups tend to be small, so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Our family went to the Raptor Center for an activity combined with the St. Paul Como Conservatory, and it made for a St. Paul destination activity that was interesting and included a little walking, and just the right amount of time. The Raptor Center has...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Amber, our tour guide, was knowledgeable and patient with the 4 squirrely boys between ages 10-12 that I had with me. I didn’t realize how close we’d be to the State Fair so we ended up having to pay $15 for parking but at least...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We loved our tour of the raptor center. It was very informative and our 2 small children loved seeing all the interesting birds. This would be a great tour for groups of all ages.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

I didn't even know this place existed until I got in invitation to my friends' son's birthday party. It was fantastic! Educational, exciting, and fun. As they recuperate, you can stand mere feet from majestic birds of prey - I had no idea bald eagles...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This is a regional hawk, eagle, falcon and owl rehab center. They do much needed and exceptional work helping medically treat and releasing raptors back to nature. They offer educational tours to help fund their efforts including birds too injured to ever be released to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

The staff and center are really great. I could have stayed here all weekend. I can hardly wait to go back!

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

A visit to the Raptor Center lets you view eagles, owls, and others up close. Short tour, worth a stop if you are out and about.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

The Raptor Center is a local treasure. I love seeing these majestic birds up close, and knowing that this facility is available to save them and educate others to do the same.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed June 10, 2017

Learned so much about the different birds. We were able to get up close, ask questions and take our time. Granddaughter enjoyed the play area too

Date of experience: June 2017
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TheRaptorCenter, Program Assoc at The Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

Thank you so much for letting us know that you and your family had a great visit. We love hearing about how families can connect here at TRC.

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August 28, 2018|
Response from lisaraydan | Reviewed this property |
The tour lasts 30 minutes.
cathy s
June 19, 2015|
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Response from TheRaptorCenter | Property representative |
Hello, and thank you for your question! We assume you are asking about the weekend public program? It is $5.50 for students and seniors, and $8.00 for adults.
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June 30, 2010|
Hiking tips for Sitka? Worthwhile trails if we have time? (1 Replies)
We might arrive into town the day prior to our Linblad outing. Linblad takes its passengers on a quick tour of the Raptor Center, Russian Church & perhaps the Nat'l Historic Park too. Not sure if it feels rushed, and we'd be better to delve more deeply into one of these on the day prior, if we have a half day? Or, are there any nature trails easy to get to, which are fun? Appreciate any tips! Not much 'out there' online re: this for Sitka, since many come in w/cruises, and don't...More
August 21, 2008|
Response fromPattiAlaska|
Totem National Park is a must. Take the trail around and see the totems standing along the forest edge. The film at the center is also a must. Sitka has some nice hikes. You can hike to the top of Mt. Verstovia--straight up from the town. Dramatic views! Or you can head up the trail to Blue Lake--beautiful alpine scene and more moderate trail. Or you can head out to Stargavin and follow the trails up and over the muskage. There are bears at Stargavin. Indian River trail is another one...More
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Transportation around Sitka? (10 Replies)
Is Sitka small enough to walk to the different sites and restaurants? Or are shuttles available? We are interested in the Raptor Center and Baranof Island Brewing Co. and we are staying at the Super 8. How far is that? Is it an easy walk or need to take a shuttle or cab?
June 01, 2014|
Response fromDonnaGSaucier|
Wow, thanks for the links!! Yes, walking is no problem for us. We will just be getting off a cruise of a week of hiking and kayaking through the northern passages! I just wasn't sure how the roads were. Are there sidewalks? I see there are walking paths all around the Historical Park and Raptor Center. But if we wanted to walk from the hotel to Ludvig's Bistro or Larkspur Cafe, are there sidewalks, is it easy to walk?