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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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Wonderful and Educational

Don't go to Sitka without seeing their wonderful center for Raptors. Definitely worth it and can be completed within 60 to 90 minutes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't go to Sitka without seeing their wonderful center for Raptors. Definitely worth it and can be completed within 60 to 90 minutes.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Raptor Center in Sitka is not to be missed. It serves as a highly sophisticated rehab center for injured birds, and an educational center for the public. Fascinating to see eagles , hawks and owls up close. The birds you see up close, including Sitka the eagle, are ones that are too injured to be released. There is a... More 

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Elgin, TX, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The volunteer who took us on the tour was very knowledgeable and explained that this was a raptor hospital and where the various birds came from. We were able to see the "flight center" where the young or injured eagles were able to work on flying. All of their funding comes from the entrance fees, gift shop, and fund raising.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The center seeks to rehabilitate wounded and maimed birds. One has an opportunity to see some of them close up, including, one with a partial week who is perched on the arm of a trainer. the trainer was most informative about bald eagles. And then there is the opportunity not only to see some young and old eagles in a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Alaska Raptor Center is beautiful, educational and a don't miss place to visit when in Sitka. The animals are beautiful and you can see them in natural environments up close. The trails are great as well.

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw 19 or more Eagles. Watched a movie and have a great appreciation for what they do there. Habitat was excellent for the birds

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent presentations and an interesting place to visit. Trails are worth walking too. Large number of eagles on display, plenty of information, and knowledgeable staff. Short walk from Sitka centre (30mins) and easy access to Totem Park

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small rehabilitation center for birds of prey. The room where the birds are being prepared to reenter the wild is very interesting; spectators cannot be seen by the birds. Other birds in cages are domesticated and will not be leaving the center. A little expensive for a small center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was raining heavily when we went and we still enjoyed the trip. They even provide complimentary umbrellas! The eagles were beautiful and the staff was well informed and friendly. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see this on a whim with my wife. We were both totally impressed with the rescued injured animals and the rehab that they perform. Very informative and I was really pleased to see some other birds besides the bald eagles. I support the work they do here and I am very impressed with the dedicated staff

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