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Alaska Raptor Center

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Address: 1000 Raptor Way, Sitka, AK 99835-9302
Phone Number: 800-643-9425
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Growing from a backyard, volunteer-run operation, the Alaska Raptor Center...

Growing from a backyard, volunteer-run operation, the Alaska Raptor Center has become Alaska's foremost bald eagle hospital and educational center, as well as one of the state's premier visitor attractions.Each year, the Alaska Raptor Center provides medical treatment to 100-200 injured bald eagles and other birds. Our goal is to release our patients back into the wild; some, however, are injured so severely they could not survive in the wild even after rehabilitation. These birds may join our Raptors-in-Residence, providing excitement and education for more than 36,000 annual visitors and for the 15,000 schoolchildren we reach through the Adopt-A-Raptor program and Classroom Presentations around the country.The Alaska Raptor Center's 17-acre campus borders the Tongass National Forest, a temperate coastal rainforest, and the Indian River in Sitka, Alaska, and features award-winning natural habitats for our 19 Raptors-in-Residence.

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Great side trip

The personnel were informative and enthusiastic about the birds. It was interesting to see so many eagles, owls, etc. up close. The facility was very pleasant, the surrounding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Basalt, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The personnel were informative and enthusiastic about the birds. It was interesting to see so many eagles, owls, etc. up close. The facility was very pleasant, the surrounding forest nice.

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Austin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived within about 30 minutes of closing time but had enough time to get the tour and see the birds. It's interesting and worthwhile to visit. Great setting outside.

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Pollock Pines, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The people who work here are very dedicated and the birds are amazing. A great closeup introduction to a bald eagle.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had read about the Alaska Raptor Center and was so glad I got to visit there. Very educational and the birds are well cared for. Friendly staff and willing to talk with you about the birds.

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Placitas, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to rehabilitating injured raptors for re-introduction into the wild. It is one of the largest of its kind in North America, rehabilitating 100-200 birds annually. A secondary mission is to educate the public about raptors, i.e. (eagles, owls, and hawks.) Those that can't be released in the wild... More 

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hartford, ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have a lot of respect for the people who work here to save Alaska's magnificent raptors. The wild Ravens outside the Raven enclosure struck me as funny; kind of like visiting day at the prison.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The show was informative - we enjoyed it. It is worthwhile doing. Seeing the bald eagles up close was thrilling. The golden eagles too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here after picking up some family from the Charlotte airport. Very hot humid day so the birds were a little sleep, but overall a great experience! I had a particular liking for Dante, the one winged bald eagle. The staff was knowledgable and fun to engage with. Plenty of juggle gyms and places to climb on too.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time at this awesome center once in 2009 and now in 2016 with a cruise tour. We were equally impressed this second time as the first. The beautiful majestic birds are incredible enough, but the staff, care and facility is absolutely beyond reproach for the attentiveness and care of these birds. The staff are extremely knowledgable... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved seeing the eagles up close. Amazing how many are available in the wild, but getting to see them being nursed back to health in up close was really nice.

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