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Alaska Raptor Center

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Address: 1000 Raptor Way, P.O. Box 2984, Sitka, AK 99835
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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Informative and fun!

The Raptor Center provides you with loads of information about various types of raptors and has an enormous indoor and outdoor viewing area. Knowledgeable staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Raptor Center provides you with loads of information about various types of raptors and has an enormous indoor and outdoor viewing area. Knowledgeable staff.

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North Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

was here a while ago...LOVE this place and all the good they do.Eagles and raptors of all kinds are returned to health and usually their natural habitat

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is a great organization that rescues and rehabs injured bald eagles, hawks, owls, and other raptors. Watch bald eagles rehabbing for release to the wild in the Flight Training Center and see the resident raptors.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We are so glad we stopped here. It was an inexpensive attraction and their cause is great. Thankful for what these people do!

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Lewiston, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Went there during the afternoon and didn't see anyone else there. The owls looked as if they had been recently fed, they had fresh meat by their perches. There were trails near but the "Look out for bears sign " will keep the unarmed lone hiker from going to far. There are a handful of Bald eagles and a few... More 

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Sitka, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Great facility and beautiful massive birds and small ones as well! Just a,a zing to hear the stories and watch eagles being released back into the wild.

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La Crescenta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Stopped by the center when I was in Alaska, great work the folks do there and very interesting and educational.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Really put a lot of effort into caring for these birds. Nice mix of different species. Crazy to see how big they are up close. Give a lot of information. Really impressed with our visit.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The Raptor Hospital provides medical care to injured bald eagles and other birds of prey, offers education programs and does research as well. As you walk to the entrance to the building you see some fenced in areas where some birds are kept for rehabilitation. You enter the building to a large room where you sit down and they come... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Please remember this is not a "zoo." It is a group of dedicated volunteers taking care of wounded birds. We enjoyed being able to get close to so me birds that one doesn't see often or ever. The facility is very nice with all questions answered. For those who may object to seeing some of these animals in cages, we... More 

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