Cascades Raptor Center
Cascades Raptor Center
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 40 resident birds of 30 native species are on display, including owls, falcons, hawks, to bald and golden eagles. Open Tuesday-Sunday and some major Monday holidays.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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cmrchrs
Denver, CO3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Dear Visitor, I am so sorry you had this experience, and for the treatment you received. I am afraid we had a greeter that used to volunteer in our Visitor Center who is no longer with us because of this very reason - her sometimes rude treatment of our visitors, like what you experienced. Our greeters are volunteers with us and we sometimes are not totally aware of how they are doing. I know this is no excuse for her behavior, but we would love to invite you back to come visit us again free of charge, if you choose to do so. You can email me directly to request the free passes and I will gladly send them to you. Again we are so sorry for your treatment and I hope you will give us another chance. Sincerely, Laura R, Administrative Assistant, Cascades Raptor Center laurar@cascadesraptorcenter.org
Written May 19, 2022
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NorthStar58492694424
Bessenay30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
It was a very rainy day when we visited that Center which is dedicated to take care of all kind of birds of prey found wounded in the ( very large ) region. Birds are in cage of course, some in better shape than others but it was worth the visit . Only few employees were outside but ... it was raining hard!
Written August 7, 2022
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Ladybug
75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
An interesting collection of big birds. I liked the owls the best. They are all outside and you walk on the path among the large cages. Each bird has a story. We went in the rain and the office had umbrellas that you could borrow for the visit.
Written May 20, 2024
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patricia d
Arbuckle, CA83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Cascades Raptor Center is a great way to spend a couple hours. Very informative. We really enjoyed the history of each bird. Easy to read signs lead around the facility. You get great views close up to each animal. The children who were visiting were enthralled. The facility is up a fairly steep drive. We parked across the road at the trailhead. Animals pens are in the trees along a windy walking path. Nice gift shop too
Written May 28, 2023
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MkTrekker
Olympia, WA287 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
This is a great spot to visit, up in the hills above town. It's a rehabilitation center and sanctuary for raptos who cannot be released. They have some two dozen residents and they all look well cared for. The site is on a hill and is gravely and steep in places, so not very accessible for the mobility-impaired.
Written September 3, 2022
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Justin L
Lompoc2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013
like others... we had a "bad employee" I guess. We pulled in to park (in a stall someone just pulled out of) to have a lady run up and yell at me that I was not allowed to park there as it was an employee spot (though it was marked). She then proceeded to tell me three locations where I could park. 1st was on a dirt pile, 2nd double park behind a volunteer car or 3rd accross the road in the trail parking lot. These options were not offered but demanded. Being we had two kids with us we were not going to make the hike... So I left with a bad feeling that employees are more important than visitors.
By the way, I am a rescue transporter and volunteer from CA and this is disappointing on how we were treated. Instead of fighting someone who was willing to yell at a guest, we just left. Never to return.
Written November 28, 2013
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My sincere apologies for this. You are right, there are no marked 'employee only' slots; I suspect that the volunteer who did this was feeling protective of the slot that I typically use, as I also live on-site as the caretaker and on-call responder. I also apologize for the fact that you felt yelled at, which is certainly not our normal way of engaging visitors! Our parking is, unfortunately, limited by our small site and its steepness, and on busy days we can get full. Our volunteers double-up in one part (marked) of the parking lot. Sometimes visitors don't park close together, which can compound the problem. But none of that excuses how you were treated and I am sorry you had such a poor experience. I will make sure it does not happen again. If you can get past this and are ever in the area again, I would be happy to comp your visit.
Written November 30, 2013
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pinkfifi
Junction City, OR77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Friends
We stop at the raptor center every time we're in the area. I love it! You can get pretty close to most of the birds and their stories are quite fascinating. It's an extra special treat if you can be there during feeding time. We love to take all of our out of town visitors there.
Written May 30, 2014
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OregonRockette
Oregon10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
A small, but well-tended bird rehabilitation and education center. One can view the birds quite close up. The trails and surroundings are easy to navigate, fun for children and often, quite solitary.
Written May 28, 2014
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johnniegirl64
Portland, OR17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
We completely enjoyed touring the raptor center! The two employees we spoke to today (04/05/14) were friendly, informative and very helpful. The tour is self-guided, which we loved, since you can go at your own pace. The enclosures were very well with the information regarding each of the raptors, how they were acquired and why they cannot be released. There are also signs at each pen which explains the general information as far as where they are usually found geographically, migration, food, size, weight, etc. At one point the handlers brought out a Peregrine Falcon and an Osprey. it was amazing to see them up close and we were able to ask questions and gain a whole new appreciation for these beautiful creatures. Such a wonderful place! The fee is minimal and certainly goes toward supporting a wonderful sanctuary. I also would like to add, the feel of the center is peaceful, It flows nicely and since it is built among trees in the hills and away from cities or towns it feels quite peaceful. Just a heads up, not sure about other restrooms on site, but something like the "Honeybucket" is what you will notice (just in case this matters to you). Again, we were very happy with our visit here, and this is including my 9 year old! We will most definitely be back!
Written April 7, 2014
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OregonBliss
Oregon118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Friends
Was thrilled to be able to have such close up views of the birds. Not something that most facilities afford. Have been there several times and was fortunate enough that some of the handlers were out working with the birds so we were able to stand very close for an amazing look. Nice enclosures and great experience.
Written November 29, 2013
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