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Carolina Raptor Center

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place, very peaceful. Lots of birds to see and learn about, especially the eagles. Great for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bob W
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Canon City, Colorado, United States
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Excellent place to learn about birds. Its run by people who have very interesting information about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
N D
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Talk a Walk on the Wild Side at Carolina Raptor Center What will you find on your walk around the 3/4 mile Raptor Trail? Over 30 species of raptors and other birds of prey are featured on this walk on the wild side. Owls and Vultures. Hawks and...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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6000 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078-8491
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+1 704-875-6521
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place, very peaceful. Lots of birds to see and learn about, especially the eagles. Great for kids and adults

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place to learn about birds. Its run by people who have very interesting information about birds.

Thank N D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my daughter and grandchildren ages 7-14 and we all loved it and learned so much about birds of prey, the staff is very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions, it's not expensive and you can donate money if you want to, the...More

Thank kconor09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Completed the self-guided walking tour through the sanctuary. Learned a lot about the birds and some of the unfortunate experiences that caused them to be there. Grateful for the chance to see so many birds I had not seen before and that so many of...More

Thank 364anon2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We take for granted some of wonderful things our state has to offer. What wonderful things they do for our birds of prey. This was truly a great experience.

Thank vortatia
CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for letting us know that you give a hoot! We hope to see you soon, back on the Raptor Trail!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we visited while on vacation! Enjoyed it so much. Loved seeing the raptors & walking the Raptor Trails. Very exciting! The staff were very friendly. Pricing was really decent. We spent a little more than an hour here. My almost 12 year old...More

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CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Witmer family for your visit to CRC. Glad we lived up to your expectations. See you back on your next trip to sunny North Carolina.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Though I’ve visited before, it was about 10 years ago. My experience yesterday reinforced my great memories. Majestic birds is a lovely wooded environment, clearly loved and well cared for. I joined as a member so I can support their efforts and return often.

Thank ACanavan
CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your membership support! What a great way to show your raptor love!

Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Great educational place for both adults and children. Lots of rescued birds are there from near and far. Great educational programs. We go at least once a year- or more.

Thank Mari M
CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our staff thanks you. Our birds thank you. Hope you fly by again soon!

Reviewed July 11, 2018

This center has the capacity to bring raptors into your heart & soul. An annual membership is a must do for anyone or any family. I strongly encourage bringing a camera, the birds are friendly well taken care of, and some have become permanent fixtures...More

Thank EliP2
CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for not checking us OFF your bucket list and keep on coming! We are glad to be on your family tree.

Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

This is the 3rd time we've come with our son (now 10)..... it's great to walk around and "meet" the birds......make sure to wear comfy shoes.... lots of walking.

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CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We've just gotten in some new birds that we'd love to share with you soon! Ten year old boys are really part of our tribe. Would love to see him for camp next summer.

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lagrange79
April 9, 2018|
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Response from CarolinaRaptorCenter | Property representative |
Hello! No, owls don’t like to be petted. We have encounters where you can get nose to beak with some of our birds, but petting isn’t part of the program.
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7245raptor
March 29, 2018|
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Response from CarolinaRaptorCenter | Property representative |
Sorry that I am just seeing this. PhotoWILD was sold out by mid-March. We limit each day to 30 participants so that we can ensure a great experience for each photographer. Fall dates are October 13-14.
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YH112
July 11, 2017|
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Response from wiseguys4jc | Reviewed this property |
No more than 2 hours. Depending on how fast you do the center you can finish in 1.5 .If you have kids they will want t play more so then you will be closer to 2. :0)
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