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Alaska Raptor Center

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1000 Raptor Way, Sitka, AK 99835-9302
+1 800-643-9425
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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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“bald eagles” (134 reviews)
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1000 Raptor Way, Sitka, AK 99835-9302
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+1 800-643-9425
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to learn about birds and meet them close up. Staff is very knowledgeable! Owls, eagles and a peregrine falcon were easy to see.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is a very good learning experienced for the whole family, it should be very interesting to learn some more but we have a very limited time since we came with a group tour from a cruise ship, we have not had the chance to...More

Thank josephine G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had the pleasure to visit the raptor center, when backpacking through Southeast Alaska. The public presentation of one of the bald eagles was ok, but presenters talked fast, unclear and could have delivered more info. Cruiseship passengers were in and out in a blink and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in port for about 6 hours during an Alaskan cruise - it was a fairly easy walk to the Raptor center from where the shuttle buses dropped us off in Sitka. They had about 20 Eagles in their program preparing to be released...More

Thank Cheri S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The center and its staff deserve great credit for its wonderful work saving these amazing birds. The facilities provide up-close views of many bald eagles, owls, hawks and other birds being restored to good health, or living in comfortable retirement. Outside the center, listen to...More

Thank JPaul H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We saw a wonderful collection of the most beautiful raptors ever, ranging from a tiny pygmy owl (so cute!!!) to a barn full of bald eagles. The staff there are so informative and the value they place on respect of the birds and their recoveries...More

Thank Louise N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The people here clearly love the raptors that come to them for help. The birds are well taken care of, and the programs provide education about these birds to young and old alike.

Thank S D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very much enjoyed my visit to the Raptor Center. They appear to do very good work at this place with respect to rehabilitating and caring for injured Raptors. And the young man who did the presentation was outstanding! He really knew how to connect with...More

Thank Michael T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting a local fishing lodge, I took a day off to sight see in Sitka. Lots to do there. The Raptor center was one of my stops. Everything is walkable if you are in fairly good condition. The Raptor center is a must see...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away in the woods south of Sitka is the Raptor Center which rescues and provides needed medical attention to injured birds. Raptors that cannot be returned to the wild are housed in large areas with plenty of room. There a numerous displays and demonstrations...More

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Jesse R
June 23, 2017|
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Response from CndnGuider | Reviewed this property |
Yes HAL runs a tour to the Raptor Centre. Don't know if the bus will accommodate you. We walked up to the centre but would not advise you to do that
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papatomf
August 20, 2016|
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Response from jscoops | Reviewed this property |
we actually took the ship bus to the main part of town and then we walked through Sitka for free. It is beautiful. we went through the totem poll park and then walked across the street to the raptor center for free. Our... More
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CSO67
May 17, 2015|
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Response from Ed C | Reviewed this property |
Google alaska raptor center the first response will be their website, and at the top of the website is a link to their gift shop. I would include the links but trip adviser prohibits it
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