Cascades Raptor Center

Cascades Raptor Center, Eugene: Hours, Address, Cascades Raptor Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Cascades Raptor Center
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Nestled on a wooded hillside in south Eugene, this nature center and wildlife hospital specializes in birds of prey. Some 50 resident birds of 30 native species are on display, including owls, falcons, hawks, to bald and golden eagles. Open Tues-Sun and some major Mon holidays.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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cmrchrs
Denver, CO3 contributions
Rude, unacoimidating treatment of disabled guest
Jul 2021 • Couples
Very rude and unaccommodating woman at the check-in desk. My husband is disabled, so he sat down outside and I went to the visitor center to check us in, with our two, pre-purchased tickets in hand. My husband wanted to avoid any unnecessary walking, to conserve his energy for viewing the birds. She asked me if we were "traveling" and I said we were visiting, which seemed to annoy her. She asked where my husband was, so I told her he was seated outside, disabled, and trying to conserve his energy. She was very condescending and said she needed to go over the map with us.
I said she could explain the layout map to me, and I would then share the information with my husband. Apparently, that was unacceptable. She begrudgingly walked out to where he was seated and ran through the map, quite rudely. The birds were great, but the rude treatment was really inappropriate. We had planned on becoming donors, but decided against it.
Written July 20, 2021
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pat
Eugene, OR69 contributions
Great educational facility for a family or class visit. Consider volunteering if you live locally.
Jun 2021 • Family
Educational. Super interesting. Great introduction to raptors and all aspects of their lives. Terrific organization in our community.
Written June 25, 2021
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Tabby K
4 contributions
Must do in Eugene!
Feb 2020
This place is so cool!! The nicest staff and birds of prey from all over the Willamette Valley. I had no idea just how amazing these creatures really are, and seeing them close up is a mind blowing experience! Must do for sure!
Written December 2, 2020
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Linda S
1 contribution
Wonderful Raptor Center - Crabby Old Visitor Center Host
Nov 2020
We were enthusiastic about our adventure on a beautiful autumn morning and were greeted by an inhospitable person in the Visitor Center where we checked-in. She directed us to wear or face masks throughout the outdoor center or we'd be asked to leave. It certainly could have been communicated in a nicer, friendly way; but she was abrupt and threatening. Wow! It wasn't very inviting.

The center was wonderful, the birds were magnificent and the glory of the autumn leaves all around us made our trip worthwhile.

Upon leaving my husband needed a rest room. He headed up the hill to the Visitor Center to ask about accommodations. That crabby old lady said they had no rest room for him. That was it. When we left, we spied an outhouse at a park across the street. Now why couldn't she have said, "I'm sorry we don't have public restrooms but there is a facility at the bottom of the driveway across the road in the park parking lot." Wow! She is not a person I would want as a spokesperson for my non-profit organization.
Written November 6, 2020
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Expedition601587
11 contributions
One of the great things about Eugene.
Sep 2019
Rescue birds of all kinds. An incredible place to study owls, eagles, ravens, hawks. You can read each birds personal story. Recommend finding an employee, they are very happy to share knowledge.
Written August 31, 2020
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MissMem
Memphis, TN1,160 contributions
Big Beautiful Birds
Jul 2020
We are bird people. Our visit to the raptor center was both interesting and educational. Many fascinating birds are well cared for at this rescue oriented facility.
Written August 22, 2020
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Adonna G
28 contributions
MUST do Activity
Jul 2020
Amazing place to visit. You will definitely see birds up close. It's a cheap way to help a GREAT cause in supporting wildlife. Beautiful outdoor setting. Friendly staff.
Written July 22, 2020
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extraears
Springfield, OR33 contributions
Great place to bring your kids and yourself too!
Jun 2019
The education talks are difficult if you have any hearing loss, but all the volunteers are very educated and enjoy sharing their knowledge of these awesome birds. It's a great place to visit on warm, sunny days.
Written March 31, 2020
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Thank you! We really miss our visitors and hope we can be open again by the time those warm, sunny days are back! Check our website and Facebook for news on when we'll be able to re-open. Stay healthy, all!
Written April 1, 2020
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Frank P
Eugene, OR1,159 contributions
This is a MUST ACTIVITY
Dec 2019
Had no idea how great this was going to be. It is a self directed tour. The Center does great work. One of the nice things is you move along at your own pace. So when you connect emotionally with a bird you can stand there as long as you like. Maps help you get around and the placard are well done. Keepers/volunteers are very informative and helpful. The center is on the side of a hill so there is walking downhill and up. We were there on a beautiful day. I would assume it is a bit tougher on a rainy day.
Written February 15, 2020
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TheMorrisFive
Eugene, OR16 contributions
Wow. Breathtaking
Mar 2019 • Couples
This my first close encounter with these amazing birds. Raptors, sorry. I was taken aback by the size and beauty. A cool place to go on a date with your Wife.
Written February 12, 2020
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