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Carolina Raptor Center

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Great collection of raptors

This place takes in injured birds and keeps or rehabilitates them. I enjoyed myself and was amazed... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chelsea G
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San Diego, California
Great place for the birds.

Another wonderful place to take the kids and let them see just how amazing these animals are. I do... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
1chzobxnc
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Wanchese, North Carolina
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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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6000 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078-8491
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place takes in injured birds and keeps or rehabilitates them. I enjoyed myself and was amazed at all the birds there. Many had broken wings, the golden eagle only had one eye... all kinds of things. I am so happy to see a place...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another wonderful place to take the kids and let them see just how amazing these animals are. I do suggest that you go in the summer when they have more live shows and interaction including flight exhibits by the birds, but anytime is great. There...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 23, 2019

A family member has been a volunteer here for four years & I finally got a chance to visit. There are amazingly well cared for Raptors of all kinds from small Kestrels to very large American Eagles. All the raptors have names & customized food...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2019

Thanks for your kind review. We hope you come back when we open Carolina Raptor Center at Quest in Spring 2020. We are very excited about our new raptor habitat and exhibits! Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for more info about...More

Reviewed January 10, 2019

Amazing birds and volunteers! Highly recommend! The volunteers were extremely knowledge and the entrance fee was reasonable and goes toward a great cause.

Date of experience: December 2018
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CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

Thanks for your kind review. I hope you are able to visit again soon!

Reviewed December 15, 2018

What an amazing place! Hubby and I did the Eagle Encounter. It cost a little more but it was worth every penny. The Bald and Golden eagles are just breathtaking. I doubt we'll ever get that close to an eagle again! Kristin and Matt are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

Thank you so much for this great review. Our staff and volunteers (and birds for that matter) love the attention and all of the questions. Glad you were able to spend some real time with us. Cheers!

Reviewed October 13, 2018

After visiting some llamas in North Carolina, we wanted to hang with some raptors to finish off the weekend. We bought tickets for the eagle exhibit and boy did it not disappoint. There were about five of us in our private tour with two tour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Aimee N
CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

So glad you were able to experience the eagle encounter. It is certainly one of our fan favorites. Hope to see you back soon on the Raptor Trail -- perhaps this summer for a Bird Show.

Reviewed October 13, 2018

I took a Sunday walk with Joe Amodeo (the Raptor centers onsite professional photographer). The walk was calming, soothing, ang mesmerizing. He took in excess of 60 professional shots, I got zero. But the tips and teachings took me to a lever that I am...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank EliP2
CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

We are lucky to have Joe on our team. Thanks for hanging out with him and his camera.

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I loved this place! The pathway made it easy to explore the various raptors. The signage gave us a little history on each animal. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. There is an entrance fee, but you are donating to a great...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Monica F
CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thanks Monica for your kind words. We are glad that you liked our facility and our mission.

Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

This place is very cool. I make sure all of my nature loving friends and family visit this place at least once. They have Bald Eagles!!

Date of experience: May 2018
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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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